|Keeping America safe -- from men without testicles.|
On April 22, Allen West gave a now-famous speech to a group called
Women Impacting the Nation
explaining that the most pressing duty of
strong, American women is to breed and support strong, American men. I
on this fascinating contention, and the story traveled a goodly
ways -- even getting a mention in the New York Times.
the folks at Andrew Breitbart's Big Journalism
got a hold of it and
answered my original essay with this rebuttal: "Telling Us Who They
Fear: Left Wing Journo Attacks Rep. Allen West
," by Warner Todd Huston.
I have just linked to Huston's story. Even though Huston spent 750
words grousing about my horribleness, he never linked to mine. This
lapse is very nearly an admission of defeat. So's his first line:
K. Thorp, a gay activist from the alternative newsweekly Broward-Palm
Beach New Times newspaper, is only the latest left-winger to launch a
verbal assault on Lt. Col. Allen West...
Thus does Huston edge dangerously close to ad hominem twice
before even explaining what he's on about. A logician Huston
isn't. (And a gay activist, I'm not. Nor am I merely the "latest" person
to criticize West; I was also among the first
, and I'm certainly the
.) A serious critique can withstand open comparison with the object of criticism and can be made without reference to anybody's sexual proclivities.More »