Sunday, April 24, 2011

Faint praise

Giving this the quote of the day because it made me laugh out loud. Really. I actually kind of like Eugene Volokh. As conservative apologists go, he's not just a knee jerk hippie kicker wallowing in cognitive dissonance like most of them. Anyway, Volokh's brief defense of the ACLU is worth reading in full, but here's the punch line:
There’s much that I disagree with the ACLU about, and I’m sure we all can find things on which most organizations — including the ACLU — have been inconsistent under our definition of consistency.
Meaning, I suppose, ACLU is good when they're defending us, but bad when they're defending others like, oh, Black Panthers or something. The cons really do make their own reality. But good of Eugene to at least point out to the knuckledraggers in his audience that blanket condemnations of the group are wrong.

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