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BEYOND THE MARGIN OF LAWYER (Transcript of Mark Steyn on Hugh Hewitt's radio show)
hughhewitt.com ^ | 28 October 2010 | Mark Steyn/Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 10/28/2010 10:25:32 PM PDT by JLS

HH: It’s Thursday. We’re so happy to have back not quite in America, Columnist to the World, Mark Steyn. Mark Steyn, welcome back, it’s great to talk to you.

MS: (laughing) You’re breaking out the West Side Story. You must be in a party mood.

HH: Well, there’s so much important to talk about, but I have to begin, I’ve been thinking about you since last Saturday night, because I took the Fetching Mrs. Hewitt to see West Side Story in New York when I was back there. And imagine my surprise when I sat down and I heard this (I Feel Pretty in Spanish). Now Mark Steyn, you wrote the book on Broadway. What do you think of switching the lyrics of West Side Story into Spanish?

MS: Yeah, I’m not so sure of that. I mean for a start, I think it’s very difficult to actually switch…one of the things that is so good about West Side Story, actually, Steven Sondheim, who wrote the lyrics, and I’m not a big fan of his, but what he did do there was he rhymed Hispanically, you know, with that ‘I’d like to go back to San Juan, I know a boat you can get on’. Now really, if you were writing that in a sort of English lyric feel, you’d rhyme San Juan with ban one, or something like that. But he rhymed on the San Juan and get on, and that’s what makes it sound Spanish. If you go and actually translate it into Spanish, it no longer sounds Spanish, if you see what I mean.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: broadway; hughhewitt; marksteyn; midterms; steyn
This is the transcript of Steyn on Hewitt's show 28 October.
1 posted on 10/28/2010 10:25:40 PM PDT by JLS
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me to get on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.


2 posted on 10/28/2010 10:28:03 PM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: JLS

Great analysis and humour. Thanks for posting.


3 posted on 10/28/2010 10:56:12 PM PDT by Crooked Constituent
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To: Crooked Constituent

I love Mark Steyn. Huge Hewitt, not so much.


4 posted on 10/28/2010 11:21:57 PM PDT by Defiant (I'm a Fabian Constitutionalist. Roll back FDR and progressivism!)
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To: JLS

He’s just a genius at distilling down what is going on in the world. That he can do this on the fly in a live interview is just amazing.


5 posted on 10/29/2010 2:27:33 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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“He’s just a genius at distilling down what is going on in the world. That he can do this on the fly in a live interview is just amazing.

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Minds like his and Rush Limbaugh’s are priceless treasures. Enjoy them while you can. I have a feeling the darkness is falling. Don’t let that keep you from going out and voting Tuesday, though. It’s all the more reason to.


6 posted on 10/29/2010 4:33:13 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: JLS

bump


7 posted on 10/29/2010 5:45:34 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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Steyn Bump.

Go, Mark!


8 posted on 10/29/2010 6:34:35 AM PDT by Gritty (I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something - Sen Jim DeMint)
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