Friday, October 28, 2005

A Response (A Real One) from Kathryn Lopez of NRO's Corner

In response to my e-mail copied in this post below, I received today this cordial e-mail from Kathryn Lopez of NRO's Corner. Notice the stark difference in tone from the flippant reponse I got from Laura Ingraham's staff:

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thanks for your e-mail.

we did say this in a widely read and cited editorial and it still stands: "And conservatives and the White House will have to restore their working relationship. Some hard and ill-considered words have been said on both sides, but it is time for all involved to follow their interests, instead of their resentments."
http://www.nationalreview.com/editorial/editors200510141544.asp

i won't vouch for EVERYTHING that was said on the right. and sure, a post or two on the corner may have been too snarky. comes with the territory a bit--when you're providing the quick, constant commentary the blogosphere requires. but overall, i think nro's tone was fine. our beef was never with miers as a person as so many suggest to me, it was that the president made a bad pick--too much of a gamble.

despite my casual snarky remarks now and again--see hewitt and nytimes this morning in corner--i do hope we can all move beyond this quickly and--i cringe as i sounds like bill clinton--get back to work.

thanks again. have a good weekend.

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Well, okay. How can one not appreciate the good will in such a note? We need more of this from others. It will be interesting to see if David Frum comes through with a response.

Stay tuned.

And I'm still hoping for Christopher Cox.

2 Comments:

Anonymous saveliberty said...

It's a start, but now I will question the accuracy of everything that is posted on NRO. 

Posted by saveliberty

Saturday, October 29, 2005 5:55:00 AM  
Blogger George Berryman said...

You are a better man than I am, Hedgehog. I cannot forgive or support these folks any longer. National Revile Online's opposition to Miers read like notes being passed amongst popular teenage girls in High School who criticize everything about the new girl to make themselves feel better. Lopez and Frum were two of the worst - to them it seemed more personal than anyone else at NRO. I know Hugh urged us to continue to support NRO through all this but I just can't. I hold them in the same contempt that I do Coulter, Ingraham and Will and not much is going to change that. At least Lopez and Frum responded to you respectfully (would that they could have treated Miers and our President the same way) whereas Ingraham's lackeys sent a mocking reply. That makes them a little classier than Ingraham but not by much. 

Posted by George Berryman

Saturday, October 29, 2005 11:31:00 AM  

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