A. Barton Hinkle on Gary Johnson's Reputation


"When researchers announced the discovery of a mountain taller than Everest on the asteroid Vesta, Gary Johnson had already climbed it." So said "Gary Johnson Facts" on Twitter a while back, after noting that "A duck's quack does not echo. Gary Johnson is solely responsible for this phenomenon." Like Chuck Norris, who inspired this genre of humor, Gary Johnson is not viewed with gravity by a great many people these days. This is too bad, writes A. Barton Hinkle, because'"unlike Norris'"he should be.