Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ezra Klein ought to change his name, because there's no way he's going to live down his statement that nobody can understand the Constitution because it's over 200 years old. The soap bubble of his reputation for cogency has popped.

Klein opined:
My friends on the right don't like to hear this, but the Constitution is not a clear document. Written more than 200 years ago, when America had 13 states and very different problems, it rarely speaks directly to the questions we ask it
First, I doubt that he has any friends in the tea party movement, and if he does, and they read this insult to their intelligence, he'll have a lot fewer. Second, he's mocking the idea that Congress should state the authority in the Constitution for each Act it passes. Third, this is so supercilious, condescending and smug to those of us who have actually earned degrees in law that he deserves to published on the comics page, next to the sudoku and crossword puzzles. You usually have to actually report for some years before you get your own by-line and more until you get to opine in columns. He obviously has a big problem with pride.

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