"Still silence from Dick Morris who, if his sense of shame had not been surgically removed, would resign from every gig he has, including Fox. George F Will and Michael Barone need to resign as well. It's one thing to be wrong. It's another thing to be so totally wrong, so utterly out of it, and yet remain as columnist and pundits with any smidgen of credibility. Accountability, please."-- Andrew Sullivan, 11/06/12
The careful reader will note how Conservative pundits with a long record of moral amnesia, stunning ignorance of American history and culture, and ideological pyromania are always anxious to draw that clear, bright Line of Accountability juuuuust after they personally have hidden their lighter and gas can and scuttled away from the fires they helped to ignite.
The careful reader will also note how, even though "totally wrong...utterly out of it" is every bit as much David Brooks' stock-in-trade as it is Dick Morris' and Michael Barone's, Conservative pundits who want credit for boldly speaking fearless truths but also want to retain their jobs as Conservative pundits only ever go after low-hanging buffoons, Fox News frauds and other completely career-safe targets.