Hugh Hewitt, whose blog seemingly contains no permalinks, apparently thinks I’m on “the frenzied left.”

*With apologies to Dean Esmay.

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  1. John Lemon says:

    You do cite Michael Kinsley alot. 🙂

  2. James Joyner says:

    You make a point.

  3. Kevin says:

    When I think of you the first thing that pops into my head is, “frenzied left(y)” 🙂

    Just look at this list of your posts. Guilty!!!


  4. Ian S. says:

    I don’t think Hewitt’s entry is intended to be interpreted that way. At least, that’s not how I’d read it normally.

    Kevin: that’s a good start, but the actual damning bit is where James admits to having an actual poli-sci Ph.D. Everyone knows you can’t make it through that much poli-sci without succumbing to the allure of Marx. (Experts are divided over the question of Karl, Richard, or Groucho).

  5. Brett says:



    (Caps indicate that I’m “frenzied” also.)


  6. Brett says:



    (Caps indicate that I’m “frenzied” also.)


  7. James Joyner says:

    Brett: Indeed! I’m not sure I get it, to be honest. What’s really odd is he seemingly wanted us to respond, not to him, but to an article by some bishop. Color me confused.

  8. Norbizness says:

    Dude, our frenzied left parties are absolutely off the goddamned hook. We read Noam Chomsky while taking hits off of nitrous oxide tanks, or, at the very least, listen to Jello Biafra spoken word CDs while totally ripped up on hash brownies.

    That being said, Hewitt’s original column and the archbishop’s original pronouncement are still both garbage. Yes, I’m resorting to invective, because I used up all my substantive comments on about 50 other comments boards.

    P.S. Shouldn’t that be “Apologies to C & C Music Factory”?

  9. Steven says:

    I know you have been known to frenzily hit a golf ball to the left. Or, to go into a frenzy when the ball was supposed to go left, but didin’t.

    Does that count?

  10. James Joyner says:

    A possibility. Although I haven’t played lately–and don’t think he’s seen me play.