The National Review Online Thinks I'm a "Stalinist"
by Jonathan Singer, Wed Apr 07, 2010 at 03:14:33 PM EDT
Alternative title to this post: Why I haven't been posting as much lately on MyDD.
The past few weeks, I have been typing away fast at ConfirmGoodwin.com, the blog I set up supporting the nomination of my Berkeley Law professor Goodwin Liu to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
My writings seem to have rattled National Review Online blogger Ed Whelan, who this afternoon wrote the following: "Jonathan Singer at ConfirmGoodwinLiu.com continues to display his Stalinist intellectual temperament." All of this, apparently, for coming to the same conclusion as former Associate White House Counsel for Ethics under George W. Bush Richard Painter, who wrote that Liu's "original answers to the questions [put forward by the Senate Judiciary Committee] were a careful and good faith effort to supply the Senate with the information it needed to assess his nomination" and that Liu "provided a lot more information than many nominees do in response to these questions."
You know they've run out of genuine arguments when they start calling names...