Thursday, March 18, 2010
No Irish need apply
Sure and it was a grand day when conservatives finally claimed political correctitude for themselves.
William F. Gavin, writing for National Review Online, opines that McCarthyism is a slur against the Irish.
Don’t leave it with me. See what you make of his argument.
After years of scorning the “culture of victimization” and ridiculing style guides that prohibited paddy wagon and dutch treat and welsh on a bet, a conservative stands up to defend an alcoholic senator who made incoherent and unsubstantiated accusations of subversion, and who was ultimately censured (Do you know what it takes for the United States Senate to censure one of its own?) on the basis of defending his Irish Catholic ethnicity.
A different ethnic tradition might term this chutzpa.