November 07, 2004


NRO's Michael Ledeen salutes America's Guardian angels:

You may recall that the Guardian, the leftist British newspaper, convinced its readers to participate in a letter-writing campaign to the residents of Clark County, asking them to vote for Kerry to save the world from Dubya. It seems this brilliant idea sprung at least in part from the pale white forehead of Sidney Blumenthal: the loyal manservant of Hillary Clinton in the White House; the creator of the short-lived doctrine of the "Third Way" that was to have united "progressive" leaders in America and Europe; a regular contributor to the Guardian; and, along with Michael Moore, a pundit on the BBC's election-night coverage.

To say this scheme backfired is to fail to give it proper credit. It ranks right up there with the worst political schemes, ever.

Speaking of proper credit ...

(Via reader Greg MacDonald)

Posted by Tim Blair at November 7, 2004 01:13 AM

Jeez, Tim, the next time you have a brilliant idea, you'd better copyright it, or you will never get recognized as the genius you are.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at November 7, 2004 at 01:21 AM

I dunno, Tim. You suggested it as a joke, after all, and the Grauniads took you seriously. Anyway I doubt Sidney Blumenthal had anything to do with it. He isn't THAT stupid, is he?

Posted by: Annalucia at November 7, 2004 at 04:04 AM

Oddly enough, one of Mark Steyn's recent letter writers put forth the same theory about Blumenthal's involvement in Operation Laughingstock Guardian...

Posted by: PW at November 7, 2004 at 05:10 AM