Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

How to Determine If You Have a Flawless Credit Report

Step 1: Be a Republican, and announce your intent to seek office.
Step 2: Wait until Democrats illegally get access to your credit report.
Step 3: Wait to see if they leak the contents.

Captain Ed has the story, as does Drudge. The short version is that two Democratic staffers just got scapegoated after someone tipped the feds that they have a copy of Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele's credit report. (Incidentally, what's the big deal? If Dems are willing to sell crack for votes, stealing a credit report doesn't seem like much of a stretch).

Captain Ed's take on the story is that he thinks the scapegoats were working on orders from higher-ups who won't be scathed by the incident. My observation is that this story is about the dog that didn't bark. If the Dems had access to the report, and there was anything juicy in it at all, don't you think it would have been leaked by now? The fact that we've heard nothing about the contents suggests quite a bit about Steele's credit.

Incidentally, and quite apart from the actual point Ed was trying to make, the post I linked has officially enraged Lefty race-warrior and useless fatbody Oliver Willis, who objects to Ed's description of Steele: "Articulate, knowledgeable, passionate, and humorous, he embodies the communication skills of a Ronald Reagan with a keen grasp of policy." (No link for Ollie, so I'll link Ace's lambasting of O'Chub instead).

So what's so offensive about that statement? According to Ollie, a conservative can't refer to a black man as "articulate" without betraying his inherent racism. Sure thing, Mr. Racial-Sensitivity; by the way, is that a picture of you in a Washington Redskins shirt you used to have on your blog? Yeah, I thought so.