Monday, November 09, 2009
Sources matter. In politics as in police work you often have to deal with unsavory characters and sift their words. Granted that broken watches will be correct twice a day. Still it is important not to seek out the bank robber for advice when considering one's options on crafting an interest rate policy or the pederast when evaluating your options for a Summer camp for children. Seymour Hersh is no damn good. Everything that he says may be correct but I decline to allow him to bull his way into my intellectual life. Richard Perle was right, the man is "the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist." Wretchard is there a bell I can ring so that a servant will come and haul him out of The Club?