Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Hypocrisy knows no idealogy: Balko, writing for FoxNews, shows the hypocrisy of the Right in their collective rush to defend Santorum and Bennett all in a well-woven article which draws from the famous "No Guardrails" editorial from ten years past in the WSJ. Balko's point is that the Guardrails mantra was that we need self-imposed limits, that not every form of behavior, even if ostensibly legal, should be encouraged or practised (i.e. homosexuality). So, when Bennett goes out and throws down in Vegas, even though he's exercising his own right to give away his money, that behavior shouldn't be encouraged or defended, yet the Right circles around him like he's a fallen general. Say it with me: "Do as I say, not as I do."

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