Erick Erickson can Offer no Absolution to Members of Congress (!?)
Members of Congress are calling Erick Erickson for advice and absolution?
Over at RedState, Erick Erickson writes about The Absolution I Cannot Give
In the past 48 hours I have had call after call after call from members of the United States Congress. They’ve read what I’ve written. They agree. But they feel the hour is short and the end is nigh.
So some are calling looking for alternatives. Some are calling looking for energy. Many are calling looking for absolution.
And so I address them and put it here so you can see my advice.
I can give no absolution for what you may be about to do. I can offer no alternatives.
I give you no absolution. It is not even mine to give. I’m not a proxy for your children and grandchildren. It is their lives and their future you will affect.
Here and now, this fight — this is the last best hope to turn back. The choice is yours. There is no absolution.
Members of Congress are calling Erick Erickson?!? Part of me thinks that this has to be Erickson’s ego talking, but fear that it is not.
If members of Congress are calling a blogger and TV cable commentator for advice, let alone absolution (what, he’s a priest now, too?) then two thoughts come to mind:
1) We are in even more trouble than I thought and,
2) There are some members of Congress who need to resign, because, clearly, their judgments are hopelessly compromised.
I think I will have to go with my “Erickson’s ego” hypothesis just so I can sleep tonight…