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:Hard core!
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.