Obviously suffering from some sort of nervous exhaustion, Josh Chaftez is having a competition to find the best Political Theory Pick-up Lines. Here’s my entry:

It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. Until now.

Just call me an old-fashioned romantic. Kevin Drum, on the other hand, is taking a rather more crude approach.

Update: See Dan Drezner, Matt Yglesias and the Followups to this post for more unlikely-to-succeed approaches.