Saturday, October 27, 2007

Huckabee and Gail Collins

The other day I actually tried to defend something Gail Collins of the NYT wrote, even comparing her to Molly Ivins.

Today DeLong persuaded me that I was making a mistake:
Grasping Reality with Both Hands: Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal

...The bottom line is that a woman is dead... because Huckabee went along with crackpot anti-Clinton conspiracy nuts and released someone with a significant history of violence and sexual assault...
Collins completely missed the back story of Hucakbee's pardon of a man who went on to murder a woman. It wasn't some act of reasoned compassion, it was a bizarre side-effect of the right's insane hatred of Bill Clinton.

That is one heck of a blunder; one that would have passed without notice in the days before blogs.

I'm sorry Molly, I won't do that again.

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