Worst of the Worst

A remarkable quantity of dumb stuff has been said since Benazir Bhutto's death. I think, though, that K-Lo's post on how this shows we should ban abortion may be the worst in terms of its substantive logic. David Ignatius, on the other, seems determined to humiliate every one of us out there who's been known to chafe at the "name-dropping Harvard asshole" stereotype as he seeks to substitute "we worked on the Crimson together!" for actual foreign policy analysis. Best part, "She believed in democracy, freedom and openness -- not as slogans but as a way of life. She wasn't perfect; the corruption charges that enveloped her second term as prime minister were all too real. But she remained the most potent Pakistani voice for liberalism, tolerance and change."

You might think that someone committed to liberalism, tolerance, and change would try to avoid undermining all of that with staggering levels of corruption. But nobody's perfect!

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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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