2008 “Premature Articulation”
posted by October 16 at 15:30 PMon
Unhappy with my Red Scare piece in this week’s paper, Goldy over at Horsesass is accusing me of having prematurely articulated all over the current Stranger (and of having sullied eastside Democrat Darcy Burner’s good name and strong electoral chances in the process).
He’s even more annoyed at Time Magazine’s Amy Sullivan, who also turned a critical eye on Burner recently, suggesting that Netroots people like Goldy are dragging Burner down.
I don’t think the Netroots are as bad for Burner as Sullivan suggests, and of course I’m not not endorsing Goldy’s description of me as a premature articulator (though I guess the relative timeliness of any, um, articulation, is probably not best judged by the articulator). But in any case, you’ve got to tip your hat to a guy who comes up with a novel political insult. Accordingly, my hat is tipped.
UPDATE: Open Left adds that I’m just another one of those “liberal elites,” while a friend points out that Goldy isn’t the first to use “premature articulation.” (But it was a first to my eyes, so I’m still impressed.)