Yes, it's outrageous, utterly outrageous, for companies to refuse to cooperate with a process designed to destroy them. (Who do they think they are, Republicans?) They should be helping Congress pass legislation to bankrupt them and dishonestly prohibit their product. Don't they know that, as Sen. John McCain (Bipartisan, Ariz.) says, "American public opinion will clearly not be on their side"? That's all that matters, right? Be good sports, guys: curl up and die.
Conason v. Taylor
All pundits like to brag when their predictions come true. New York Observer columnist and Clintonite lickspittle Joe Conason's latest dispatch allows us to claim vindication for two. Admittedly they were easy predictions. When it was reported that Kenneth Starr had offered National Journal legal analyst Stuart Taylor Jr. a job, we warned that the Clinton crew would try to use it to discredit him. And when the Paula Jones case was dismissed, we said that the Clinton crew would try to gloss over the difference between the actionability and the credibility of her charges. Conason, like James Carville before him, manages to do both. Taylor, writes Conason "will continue working for Mr. Starr on the outside." He smirks that Taylor is "[u]nembarrassed by the summary rejection of the Jones case he once found so convincing," not telling readers that it was Mrs. Jones's factual claims, not her legal claims, Taylor "found so convincing."
But Conason gives the game away in his last paragraph, which opens, "Mr. Taylor's condemnation of the President seems to be founded on the proposition that if enough liars—the troopers, the crooked judge David Hale, or the late thief James McDougal—make accusations against Mr. Clinton, some of them must be true." Odd, isn't it, how so many of Clinton's past associates are lowlifes? The job offer is just a pretext; Taylor's real sin is, of course, having been critical of a president Mr. Conason has been servicing quite as fervently as Monica Lewinsky ever did.
A Real Outrage
Readers may recall the shocking case of two-year-old Cornelius Pixley, first reported in the Washington Post and admirably covered by Tucker Carlson in the Weekly Standard. Pixley was ordered to be taken from the foster mother with whom he had lived his entire life and put in the custody of his biological mother—even though she has already been convicted of killing an infant daughter. Anyone who finds this application of "family preservation" ideology as outrageous as we do can now contribute to Cornelius Pixley's defense fund. On April 15th, from 6:30 to 8:30, the Independent Women's Forum and the National Council for Adoption will be holding a fund-raiser at 1319 18th St. NW. They are asking for $50 donations made out to the NCFA, but checks for any amount can be sent to Jaylene Hobrecht at 4835 W. Braddock Road # 202, Alexandria, VA 22311.
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