Monday, October 13, 2008

Mugger on Thomas Frank

Going after the faux populist sage:
Frank, in his zeal to trash John McCain and Sarah Palin -- for the common good, naturally -- is selective in his facts. His Sept. 24 Journal column brought up the Arizona senator's well-documented association with Charles Keating, the face of the savings and loans scandal in the late 1980s. Frank says that, "Keating fought back by recruiting a handful of legislators, including Mr. McCain, to pressure S&L regulators to leave his S&L alone." He omits that McCain's fellow "Keating Five" enablers -- Sens. John Glenn, Alan Cranston, Dennis DeConcini and Donald Riegle -- were all incumbent Democrats.
What's interesting to me is how conservative pundits are routinely dismissed as GOP shills, yet partisan hackery by liberals is not recognized as such. Their "progressive" agenda begins and ends with "Elect More Democrats." Whether the Democrats actually do anything to uplift the downtrodden is irrelevant.

1 comment:

  1. Refresh my memory...

    Was McCain EXONERATED by the Senate Ethics Committee?