Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Jonah Goldberg Doesn't Know His History

Over at the Corner (yeah, I'm slumming today), Jonah Goldberg says the following:

More important it is a lie that conservatives started the "gotcha game." If we're going to play "who started it?" then we must look to the John Tower affair, the Robert Bork confirmation, and the Clarence Thomas hearings.

What Jonah and many conservatives always conveniently forget is that John Tower wasn't brought down by scheming liberals - he was brought down by the testimony of theocrat Paul Weyrich. Sure there was an almost party line vote on Tower, but it was Weyrich who played "gotcha."