The Newhouse column was easy, but I had to compress into 700 words my opinions on the Foley case. Or rather expand; it boils down to “what a creep,” which leaves 697 words.
Of course, there’s more to add beyond the creepiness. I don’t know about you, but I have an instant aversion to anyone trying to make a general political point about this. I know they’re there, but it’s just an instant turn-off, as the Playmates say. The point I tried to make in the column was the general uselessness of extracting evidence that undermines your opponent’s ideology from situations such as this. The charge of “hypocrisy