JPod vs. Jonah
A reader points me to an amusing contrast on National Review's compelling blog, the Corner. Here's Jonah Goldberg at 8.48 pm on Sunday, ridiculing the idea that anytime someone criticizes Bush, he's immediately denounced as a "liberal" by other conservatives:
"This quote by Glenn Greenwald is objectively inaccurate and stupid and yet Andrew Sullivan makes it his "quote of the day" and says it "accurately" diagnoses the current situation. Greenwald writes: [snip]
'In order to be considered a "liberal," only one thing is required a failure to pledge blind loyalty to George W. Bush. The minute one criticizes him is the minute that one becomes a "liberal," regardless of the ground on which the criticism is based. And the more one criticizes him, by definition, the more "liberal" one is.'
I defy either of them to attempt to demonstrate this assertion factually."
Well, we don't have to. On the same blog, only a day later, John Podhoretz, complains of exactly the thing Jonah says doesn't exist:
"[A]ccusing me of being either a liberal or in a liberal bubble or being manipulated by the liberal media for saying that it's a big deal when the vice president shoots somebody isn't a rational response to what I've said about the Vice President's hunting accident."
Ahem. If conservatives can impulsively accuse John Podhoretz of being a liberal, then I think the case is closed. Jonah's assertion was, in his words, "objectively inaccurate."