Friday, September 21, 2007


[posted by Callimachus]

I once heard Mary Matalin speak, and she described how it was to get romantically involved with James Carville when they worked for rival presidential campaigns. At certain media feeding frenzy events, they'd start out across the room, but the pack pressure on them would gradually push them in till they found themselves back to back in the middle of the room, making opposite points.

Check out Big Tent Democrat dressing down fellow netrooters who blasted Democrats who voted for the Senate's resolution:

This conflation of criticism of Move On's ill advised ad ... with support for continuation of the war is ridiculous.

with what was written here dressing down the right-siders who wanted to equate a vote against the resolution with complicity in the "betray us" smear:

To vote against a negative resolution is not automatically to support the thing being condemned. There are all manner of good reasons -- sound conservative reasons, even -- to vote against such a resolution, including the one that it ought not to be the job of Congress to condemn advertisements or public political speech.

Just one of those odd moments of recognition across the trenches. Not that I'm suggesting love is in the air or anything.