Sunday, May 11, 2003

Just Curious

This will be about as accurate of a survey as is, say, your average Wolf Blitzer poll. But, I'm curious about how many people here haven't read Conason & Lyons Hunting of the President. I don't mean my Republican readers - I doubt any of them have.

The interesting thing in all of this is that Righties love to blast the Times, not realizing that us liberals hate it too. The notion that it's "liberal" - and in particular the notion that it's pro-Democrat - is hilarious to us. We remember Howell Raines' thundering editorial calling on Hillary Clinton to "prove her innocence" of unspecified charges.

If you prefer your history dressed up as fiction, The Human Stain provides it for you.*

Oh, and while we're on this general topic, Monica Lewinsky has an op-ed in the LA Times today. She's right.

*Just a note on the Human Stain. I really was fascinated by the fact that all of the reviewers ignored the entire point of the book. Despite the fact that the author himself described the book as a visceral reaction to the impeachment mess, the entire focus by reviewers was on the racial plot device. Spoilers ahead (highlight text to read): Jeebus, the main character is killed by a crazed freeper while he's receiving a blowjob