John Cole over at Balloon Juice has the vapors over Karl Rove’s speech and inadvisably turns his attention back to the statement of Dick Durbin. He posts the key part of Durbin’s speech that got him in trouble and declares:
No matter how many times you say it, he did not call our soldiers Nazis. He just didn't. It was a stupid remark to make given that he had to know it would be distorted, but there is no way to claim he called the troops Nazis unless you just see whatever you want to see.Now if I read this to you and didn’t tell you that it was a blogger describing Dick Durbin’s speech, you most certainly believe this must have been posted by a half-baked hack who listens to Michael Bolton records and has no concern for the tenets of logical rhetoric. Sadly, this is not the case.
See that?: I never actually called John Cole a half-baked hack who listens to Michael Bolton records. Free and clear, baby! (BTW, at my peril, I defended Cole's free-speech position last week).