My only friend is my hairdresser
Byron York, (who has no friends, I was only kidding above. Byron’s hairdresser thinks he’s a bitch) tries to make something out of nothing regarding real journalist Seymour Hersh:
On a trip to Washington State yesterday, journalist Seymour Hersh took time to do a little campaigning for a Democratic candidate for state office. From the Tacoma, Washington News Tribune :
“You donâ€™t need me to tell you about Iraq â€“ itâ€™s not salvageable,” the veteran journalist told a crowd of 50 as they chowed on salad and pasta at Tacomaâ€™s Primo Grill. “Afghanistan is going south, and George Bush has Iran on the brain.”
The stage for the feisty remarks was a $20-a-plate political fundraiser. Hersh, headed for a speech in Seattle, stopped in Tacoma to stump for his friend Larry Seaquist, a candidate for the state House of Representatives. Seaquist is a Democrat in the 26th Legislative District.
Hersh said he met Seaquist a decade ago while working on a story about Gulf War syndrome. At the time, Seaquist was nearing the end of a 32-year career in the Navy, a stint that included commanding the USS Iowa.
“I didnâ€™t even know what party he was in,” Hersh said, when he asked why he would appear at a political event. “Itâ€™s not about the party, itâ€™s about the man. Larryâ€™s a man of high integrity. Iâ€™d do the same thing if he was a Republican.”
We imagine that was written with a half-cocked eyebrow.
Actually Byron’s writing is always half-cocked.