May 31, 2007

Cue Sergio Leone Music


Even though I have not got emotionally involved in the immigration debate flaring up on the Right, I love the fact that the folks at National Review (rabidly opposed to the Administration's stance) have called out the Wall Street Journal editorial board (pro-Administration) to debate the issue fair and square. Here's the G-Man's latest taunt:

As always James Taranto author of the Best of the Web, and a terrific dancer offers an invaluable feature. Today's Best of the Web is sweeping in scope and comprehensive in its detail. In it, you'll find everything from penetrating discussion of George W. Bush's "Korean model" for Iraq to quirky headlines from the hinterlands ("Emergency Room Doctors Investigate Local Man's Eye Irritation"). But you know what you won't find? Any mention of the debate challenge issued by National Review's editors to our friends at the Wall Street Journal. It's a shame really, just the other day the editors of the Journal ran that quite good piece by Peter Berkowitz lambasting the left for its refusal to debate first principles while cheering the right for its eagerness to do exactly that. Two days later NR challenges those editors to precisely the sort of debate conservatives take pride in and the response has been (significant?) silence. Meanwhile, the Best of the Web, the Wall Street Journal's All Seeing Eye can find motes everywhere while missing the beam in itself. Perhaps they should hie to the local emergency room.

I sincerely hope the gang at the WSJ take them up on this. It would be an argument well worth watching.

Posted by Robert at May 31, 2007 04:42 PM | TrackBack

"You know the law: Two men enter, one man leaves."

and so on and so forth.

Posted by: OrgleFan at May 31, 2007 06:32 PM

Sadly, I have not been following this. However, I can report that the "and a terrific dancer" comment caused me to snort lemon blueberry cake with white chocolate creme cheese frosting up my nose. Always a very ladylike sight.

Posted by: bobgirrl at June 1, 2007 02:15 AM