To my mind, the most important thing about Clark is that he was a Rhodes Scholar. Almost to a man and woman, they are mega-losers, curriculum-vitae fetishists, with huge ambition and no concept of what to do with it.
I applied for one of those, even got to the state elimination level. Good thing I lost! Where would I be now...?
Man, did Sullivan piss off the Oxbloggers. Take that! And that! (The Ox dudes are "guest-writing" at Volokh's blog.)