Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Apologies to Crews and Suderman; here is the real Ignorant Comment of the Day

Less than one hour after I slapped the label on Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. and Peter Suderman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (tenth item), along comes Phil Kerpen of the Free Enterprise Fund, with a National Review Online piece that makes Crews and Suderman look brilliant by comparison.

Would it have been too much for Mr. Kerpen to examine the national security implications of handing over $200 billion a year to an economy dominated by a Communist regime that is the largest supporter of international terrorism (and yes, that includes al Qaeda), plans to invade and conquer Taiwan, and runs an overseas espionage and intimidation network? Or does he suffer from Kudlow-esque naiveté on these subjects? Either way, Kerpen has the true Ignorant Comment of the Day.

Cross-posted to the Shotgun


Anonymous said...

You disagree with Phil Kerpen, policy director of the Free American Fund, about his comments in the National Review Online. But to call him ignorant does not contribute to the debate. He is obviously not ignorant, or stupid, or deluded. He may be wrong, but he is not ignorant.

D.J. McGuire said...

Actually, I referred to Kerpen's comments as ignorant, not Kerpen himself. Besides, if you've been following this blog, you would know the ICOD is my way of singling out the most egregious column of the day or weekend.