Have you checked with Roger's friend Manolo? He may regard conspicuous consumption of Roger's Borsalino to be a fashion crime as well as a culinary misadventure.
1. Chop hat into Fritos-sized strips, pan fry in oil until crispy.
2. Cook up a big ol' bowl of chili.
3. Enjoy your Gut-Busters a'la Simon.
...Crow Eating Carification ...
Clarify please. You nailed this from day one. I'm
just glad he had the nuts to do the right thing
without all the extraneous denial bullshit. Kudos
to him for that. If you can give kudos to a @#&%^
I just came over to check it out after remembering Intapundit's remarks on your take on this affair.
So you gotta eat a hat. I think this has got to be worth that.
Yes, I was looking forward to serving you crow, but you've upped and ate it already.
I was surprised, too, by the resignation. I thought they could stonewall it out. I don't really see the blogosphere as being able to apply pressure, but it can discredit and if enough of that goes on, perhaps it can stick and seep out into the MSM.
Heck, even now the White House is geting bold enough to tell the WaPo to change it's tune and challenge it's stories. Who's Next (not Baba O'Reilly)? The NYT's?
Your poem has it right. Bloggers are gunning for targets. The good and ambitious ones are going after people. That's good news indeed.
My thought is that there wasn't enough of a mainstream-media firestorm over this that he couldn't have ridden it out. Not much of one at all, really - the wagons were circled well - and in any case he doesn't have enough name recognition to make it all that damaging.
No, I think the tape is key. I suspect he thought or was told that the release of the tape was imminent, and his resigning would make it a non-issue. The tape was TV. The tape was what ordinary Americans would look at and be unable to react to in a "nuanced" and "sophisticated" fashion. Depending on that reaction, the tape might have made it quite difficult for him to find a gig as a professor, columnist, writer of books, speaker, official in a future Democratic administration, and whatever else he's going to do.
And I wonder whether the tape is now in a dumpster somewhere - whether that was the tradeoff.
Just my paranoid little mind working away....