The entire mole affair was the subject of much discussion between Bitter and myself. The Bradys are predictably acting like jilted lovers, which is only understandable. Bitter predicted they would. I thought they’d keep quiet about it, since who wants to admit, in a public place, that you’ve been suckered. Bitter also thinks the information gleaned from this woman was probably worth whatever public relations price is going to be paid over the incident. Information about legislative strategy, for instance, can tell NRA where they need to spend money, and where they don’t, and what fights they might need to conserve resources for.
I remain uncomfortable with what happened here. I couldn’t do such a thing myself. But Bitter and I agree on one, key item. The Brady Campaign is dedicated to the elimination of one of the original ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights. In essence, they are a group out to undermine the Constitution of the United States, which is the very basis of our Republic. To accomplish that, they’ve willingly mislead the public about the nature of guns, and of gun owners, and willingly distorted and misrepresented facts and statistics. They have done the media equivalent of tar and feather us. Given that, is there really any tactic that’s too sleazy and too underhanded to use in order to defeat them?
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- damnum absque injuria - “We Lie Because They Lie”... This time, I trust that the scare quotes will alert my more irony-challenged readers…