Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Friday, July 26, 2002
Following a link from Altercation, I checked out a new blog called Slacktivist. The 'Eric Blair' who writes it seems to be a different person from the 'Eric Blair' who runs Warbloggerwatch. It did seem promising - the blog is written from a relatively unusual perspective (Baptist liberal), had some good posts, and even earned extra credit for being a Buffy fan.
But just when I was starting to feel well-disposed, I saw this:
The New Republic looks at Insidergate from the perspective of Hanlon’s Razor, which states: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
Hanlon's Razor? Hanlon??!!
I'd tell Mr Blair to hang his head in shame, but that really isn't an adequate penance.