How many flip-flops can one writer have, before he can hear readers sigh?
When a commenter told me in the previous entry that Rod Dreher had supported Mark Krikorian’s immigration plan, published at National Review Online in 2005, I assumed that Dreher had supported the plan in 2005 and had gradually moved to his now out-of-the-closet let-illegal-immigrants-take-over-America posture in the two years since then. To my surprise, I find that Dreher expressed support for the Krikorian plan just three weeks ago, on December 7, 2007. In a further irony, Dreher expressed his support for the restrictionist Krikorian plan, which he has since reversed, in the same article in which he denounced Mike Huckabee as a flip-flopper on immigration!
And in yet a further flip-flop, the Dallas Morning News, of which Dreher is assistant editorial page editor, has just endorsed the flip-flopper Huckabee for president.
Ken Hechtman writes from Canada:
Speaking of flip-flops on immigration, what do you make of the biggest flip-flop of them all?LA replies:
I wouldn’t call this a flip-flop. When you’ve fought a fight with all you have, which is what McCain did, and you’ve lost, and not only lost but been badly damaged, and you say, “Ok, your side won, you’ve beat me,” that’s not a flip flop.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 30, 2007 05:00 PM | Send