Putting the “fat” in fatuous
There’s a slap-fight over at the Corner Corral:
FATUOUS AND SELF-INDULGENT [Jonah Goldberg]
Andrew – I have neither the time nor the inclination to restart an argument we’ve (meaning all of us at NRO) have had many times before. But let me say for the record that I’m often astounded by the inability of drug war opponents to treat with respect or good faith those they disagree with.
I know you obviously meant no offense to me personally, but the phrase “fatuous and self-indulgent,” it seems to me, could very well apply to countless legalization advocates who refuse to recognize that there is a good faith argument on the other side.
You gotta admit though, that the terms “fatuous and self-indulgent” do call to mind images of a certain momma’s boy pundit who might also be described as a lazy, puffy, couch-dwelling, Star-Trek-quoting, girly-boy.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Calling him that, I mean….
I just think it’s funny to see someone named Andrew Stuttaford getting in a fight with Jonah Goldberg. Call it The Thrilla in Vanilla…