"[so-and-so] is editor of the [Newspaper] based in [hometown], he's one of my favorite political commenters.
Rock on with your bad self!"
Now...this would make sense had I expressed ANY type of interest in this editor, or newspaper, or even the genre, or politics in general. But I didn't. So....WTF?
Also, this is a trend I've been noticing in personals responses--There aren't any questions! There's nothing to indicate any type of interest in you! So...Why are they contacting you exactly?
The mystery of it all...