A Mickey Tour de Force

Every now and again, a blogger outdoes himself. Go read Mickey Kaus's multiple successive posts on the immigration Senate debate. There is not a debater's nook that doesn't also have a cranny that turns out to have a nook. I'm not saying the tangled knots of logic and free association, of questioning and double-questioning, are bad things. Au contraire. I think Mickey helped pioneer blogging as a genre precisely by showing readers how the pundit-sausage is made. Or, in more elevated terms, how a person thinks out loud. I just wish he wouldn't give others such a hard time for following his example.