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Timothy Egan writes a guest column in the NY Times in which he whines that Joe the Plumber got published. He starts off the article saying "I don't want you writing books," and goes on to rip the plumber to shreds, rhetorically.

And yeah, I'm not going to buy the guy's book, but... who is Timothy Egan, anyway? The "about the author" section for this column just says "Maureen Dowd is off today." Hm, looks like he's written some books, or something. What were his credentials before his first book was published, anyway?

No true progressive tells someone "I don't want you writing books." Grr.

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abce
Dec. 9th, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Re: No True Scotsman
Which leads to an interesting question - is there a correlation between personal douchehood and declaration of an edge philosophy (liberal OR conservative, vs. moderates)? Anecdotally, I feel like the answer is "yes".

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