The EFM Feature

Okay, so maybe not so much. But, after you e-mail me your mailing address for a chance to win Gov. Romney’s new book, you might want to read my season-in-review of The Bachelor, found here on National Review Online:

How did Jake Pavelka — the shy, polite, rock-ribbed 31-year-old — end up on a show known mostly for its steamy hot-tub scenes?
In a way you’d never expect — his fellow Methodist church members nominated him. “They asked me, ‘If we sent a letter into casting, would you consider going on there?’”
Apparently, they were sick of all those bachelors going on the show, drinking too much, and making the most of the “overnight” dates. The commercial pilot was chosen after a brief foray as one of the potential suitors during last season’s The Bachelorette, during which he selflessly warned Jillian that some of the men were there for fame instead of love. Instantly, he became a favorite of fans, and he was invited to be the star of this season, called The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love. (Get it? He’s a pilot. And yes, they do play that song, which has a way of meandering through your head for the seven days between episodes.)
When Jake was chosen, however, some fans worried about how his virtue would effect the show. Entertainment Weekly wondered if “Jake’s crushingly boring style of courtship” would even be worth watching.

Was he able to withstand the temptation? Read the rest here.


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