This is why Garrison Keillor is on "the list"

It is paragraphs like this that keep Garrison Keillor high on my list in Archenemy versus Nemesis tirade:

Just like his hero (for all his sudden Spanishness), Garrison Keillor is more attuned to the measured and deliberate than the impulsive. The account of Clint's intimacy with Irene, whose sexual component can become wholly engrossing but makes him feel at the beginning that he is starting a car on a cold morning, is much more convincing than his abandon with Angelica. The odds are heavily stacked in favour of the long haul. Irene knows that no one else will ever bother to get the ratio of mayonnaise to mustard right in Clint's potato salad.

-- from Liberty by Garrison Keillor