Sunday, February 1, 2009

Giving Canada a bad name

Like "Canada" wasn't bad enough:
Rush and Hannity and O’Reilly and Ann Coulter and the others have their place and their role. They spoke for an important section of public opinion, and it is a section our party needs. But it is only a section, and not the whole. The more the party allows them to become our public face, the more embattled and endangered the party becomes.
Note the possessive: "Our party." That would be the party of Harvard-educated Canadians?

Note also how Frum serves up a Hannity & O'Reilly sandwich on Limbaugh-Coulter bread, designating as an ideological category Every Famous Person Who's Been On Fox News More Than Twice. (And people accuse me of arguing against strawmen . . . .)

As a pre-emptive defense against ugly accusations of anti-Canadianism, I will point out that "some of my best friends are" . . . well, Kathy Shaidle, who is to Canada what Lot was to the Cities of the Plain.

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  1. I had a few thoughts of my own on the subject of Mr. Frum.

  2. It's worth recalling that Frum served as the Bushmen's lead writer/muckraker in taking down PJBuchanan back in the '92 primaries.

    (And I have good reason to believe that the money for his efforts came from the Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee, although PJB never believed it.)