McCain's losing support among GOP Latinos.
(Thanks to alert reader R.W., who argues the two month lag "before assuming the opposite position" actually represents a slowing of Sullivan's cycle of righteous self-contradiction.)
Update--The Whole Wuss and Nothing But the Wuss: Sullivan responds by charging I have a "long record of homophobia" because I wrote a piece 24 years ago defending a famous/infamous homophobic sign at an L.A. bar called Barney's Beanery--a piece that a) wasn't really homophobic, and b) I almost immediately rethought and regretted, and that Sullivan surely knows I publicly repudiated years ago, the issue having surfaced in a recent blog back-and-forth. Like I said, "any weapon to hand." Also, intellectual dishonesty!** ... [Update: Tim Cavanaugh thinks this is "unironic umbrage." It was. But I added an exclamation point!]
P.S.: Did I mention that Sullivan promoted Charles Murray's sensationalistic blacks-are-dumb book and caused the deaths of tens of thousands of innocents in Iraq! ...
P.P.S.: The whole point of the email Sullivan reprinted is that the word "wussy" itself is misogynistic and homophobic, not that it's OK if it's used as an epithet in the "context" of attacking someone Sullivan deems worthy of attacking (in this case, gun owners). ...
**--Sullivan just made up the part about how "Mickey loved that bar." I didn't. I liked the Raincheck Room down the street. He also again quotes me using "wussy" without mentioning I was trying to characterize the p.o.v. of Ann Coulter and her conservative audience, not my own p.o.v.. (Here's the dingalink--you decide.) I don't think Edwards is "wussy on foreign policy." ... He is a bit elfin (in appearance). So sue me. 1:44 A.M.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Mr. Loaf: In case you had any doubt where Gov. Bill Richardson stands on immigration reform, here he is last year, overheard talking to an aide about the "Hagel-Martinez" immigration plan--the basis for the "comprehensive" reform bill that passed the Senate. It basically would have offered legalization to illegal immigrants who'd been here for two years or more--but this compromise was too restrictive for Richardson:
Rewind 10 hours. It's 8:15 a.m. and Richardson is running late.
As a state patrolman pushes the governor's Ford hybrid sport utility vehicle toward 90 mph, coaxing it to an unnatural whine, Richardson punches buttons on one of his three cellphones.
He calls an aide and discusses potential fundraising events in April and May with Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Then he dials U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., leaving a message on the Senate minority leader's cellphone about an immigration-reform bill being debated that day: "I don't like this Hagel-Martinez initiative. It's sort of half a loaf. Let's hold fast." [E.A.]
If you want the whole loaf, it looks like Richardson is your guy. ... 7:07 P.M.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Photograph of Ann Coulter on Slate's home page by Brad Barket/Getty. Photograph of a wedding cake with two grooms on Slate's home page by Hector Mata/AFP Photo. Photograph of Princess Diana on Slate's home page by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images.