Vox Populi

By far, this reader captures a certain consensus in my email box:

 Dear Jonah: I know you get a superabundance of email on this topic, but obviously, that’s not enough. We, the readers of the Corner, do not give a $&#* about what Andrew Sullivan thinks of you, or anything else. Why would anybody be bothered with the confused, moorless musings of a mind so muddled, as Mickey Kaus points out today , as to support something that he believes will “doubtless lead to genocide and ethnic cleansing on a hideously cruel scale.” I would have written this abusive email to Ramesh too, but he wisely doesn’t link to his email address. Anyway STOP IT. NOW. NOBODY CARES!

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