Wednesday, July 15, 2009

You can say that again

When Mark Sanford first disappeared in his inadvertent quest for new euphemisms he did have plenty of people rushing preemptively to his defense -- The usual suspects; The Washington Times, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, FoxNews, Jake Tapper.

But none were so prompt and servile as Erick Erickson at Redstate.


The e-mails also show some reached out to the governor on how best to come to his defense.

“If he wants something more personal for the blog to push back, I’m happy to help,” wrote Erick Erickson, a writer for On June 23, Erickson ripped “media speculation” about Sanford’s whereabouts.

“I wasn’t trying to be a reporter. I wanted to curtail the story,” Erickson said by e-mail. “Well that didn’t work.”