Count me among those that think that this piece by Joe Klein is gutsy and right on target.
I’m in New York tonight — met Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the opening benefit for “Mostly Mozart” at the Lincoln Center and sat next to one of the really intriguing co-founders of C-Span.
More on all this soon — but I just wanted to give a shout out to Joe Klein for standing his ground while under attack. Some readers expect journalists (and bloggers) to be cheerleaders for one thing or another — and engage occasionally in vile attacks on their character or motivation if they don’t go with the desired flow. I found this even among Dem circles when I’d raise questions about Hillary Clinton — or Obama, even before I got to McCain. Some of the hate mail I (and we) get can be pretty intense.
So good for Joe for sticking with his views and what is right.
— Steve Clemons