Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Readers Just Don't Understand Me

Goodness! Ms. McArdle seems to have gotten a clearer picture of her commentariat.

Perhaps there is another side to this story, as my commenters will no doubt hasten to assure me. But I'm having trouble seeing what it might be:


I expect tomorrow, if Brown wins, we'll hear a lot of talk about a Republican resurgence.  But unless the Republicans can come up with a more convincing program to keep stuff like this from happening--and a more convincing economic program than cutting taxes in the face of record deficits--I don't think they're ready to lead. 

My conservative readers are no doubt winding up to tell me I'm a liberal sellout.  But I don't think it's particularly bleeding heart to think that we shouldn't have to fake suicides to cover up for abusing prisoners.  In fact, I think that's the stance of a hard core believer in law and order.
Hard core!


Anonymous said...

"Abusing"...aka murdering.

NutellaonToast said...

She's not partisan. She's willing to come down firmly on the side of not killing people and lying about it no matter what's at stake!

NutellaonToast said...

Need a link to McArdle, btw

Clever Pseudonym said...

Megan references and quotes articles without linking to them all the time. I don't see why this site should have standards any higher than hers.

M. Bouffant said...

Thanks, NoT. Omission corrected.

And we at least attempt to meet our standards here, unlike The Atlantic.

NutellaonToast said...

Ah, but CP, Megan does it out of laziness and/or obfuscation. We're no such thing!

Downpuppy said...

Megan underestimated the ability of her fans to ignore reality. Most of therm are still buying the suicide story; one thought it was murders but blamed Al Qaeda.

The tornado of payback that's coming at us is going to make the last decade look like a golden age.

Susan of Texas said...

Consequences? What are those? Things just happen for no reason, didn't you know?