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I was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator and am now a journalist. I am the author of three New York Times bestselling books -- "How Would a Patriot Act" (a critique of Bush executive power theories), "Tragic Legacy" (documenting the Bush legacy), and With Liberty and Justice for Some (critiquing America's two-tiered justice system and the collapse of the rule of law for its political and financial elites). My fifth book - No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State - will be released on April 29, 2014 by Holt/Metropolitan.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Funniest post ever

The Cornerites were lamenting how terrible -- just terrible -- the attacks are on Jack Murtha's war record and Kathryn Jean Lopez said this:

RE: PURPLE HEARTBREAKERS [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

Mac, I recoiled when that congresswoman called Murtha a coward and don't disagree with Webb. But one thing: Webb writes, "The political tactic of playing up the soldiers on the battlefield while tearing down the reputations of veterans who oppose them could eventually cost the Republicans dearly." Is that an actual strategy out there? As I recall the White House tried to shut the Swift Vets down.


That really is the funniest post ever.

UPDATE: It seems that Kathryn Jean has received some eloquent e-mails politely objecting to this post of hers, causing her to offer a very believable and coherent explanation as to what she meant.

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