I came to this from Wonkette's amazingly decent post about the Cindy Sheenan episode. I don't know why I clicked on it, jonah goldberg rarely says anything sensible, but I did anyway.
The Corner on National Review Online
He lays out the root problem of his logic right at the beginning:
"Without getting into all the sub-arguments about Cindy Sheehan, I think she's a great example of the opportunism of partisanship. There's simply no way that establishment liberals would take the same tone if Bill Clinton were president under remotely similar circumstances."
You know what? Clinton wouldn't have ever been in a remotely similar situation. Reagan never would have been in the same situation. Anyway president with half a brain would have defused the damn situation right at the beginning and turned it into a photo op.
Clinton didn't launch a war of choice and then bungle the planning for reconstruction and send troops ill-equipped in to battle. Clinton didn't invade a country and then leave the arms depots wide open to stock an insurgency. And if Clinton had started an ill-concieved war, he wouldn't have taken a five week friggin' vacation in the middle of his war!
So, no, bully on your crap. Don't suddenly try to justify the right's asshole attempts to smear a mother of slain soldier and the president's ridiculous assertion that he can't meet with her during his super-duper busy five week vacation.
And about Wonkette's assertion that we should avoid a "harms race" between dueling grieving mothers I agree but also think we have to throw our support behind Mrs. Sheenan now that she out there.