As a follow-up to Justin’s great myth-busting post on new neocon pinup Walid “Oil & Jews” Jumblatt, here’s a partial list of the great sages (besides Michael Young, who was Jumblatt when Jumblatt wasn’t cool) who now consider him an authority:
- Instapundit (of course)
Jim Geraghty (National Review)
Vodkapundit (where Glenn Reynolds gets half his content)
PowerLineBlog (where Reynolds gets the other half)
Charles Paul Freund (Reason)
And so on. Yep, it’s one big neocon circle jerk. As if that’s news.
Jim Henley delivers the moral of the Great Jumblatt Conversion:
- Simply start saying things useful to the Bush White House and you too can take on gravitas with Gannonite speed. Only spoilsports would pause to wonder if your insights into the murder of Rafiq Hariri or your enthusiasm for democracy were more credible than your shrewd deductions regarding the massacres of September 2001. And the only people who would suggest that, as a politician, anything that comes out of your mouth is calculated to maintain and increase your own power would be people who are just on the other side.
2/25: And another.