The Corner

Seminar Caller?

From one of several dubious readers:

I have serious doubts that the e-mailer you cited is truly a

conservative Bush voter–he’s reading from the Democratic talking


Lesson number one in the seminars the Democratic Party gave to teach

their supporters how to get on conservative talk radio is for them to

tell the host they are “loyal Republicans.” They think this will get

their opinions more weight than if they tell the truth that they are


In fact, this was alluded to in the flyers posted at my local library

a few years ago, when the Democrats were having these seminars and

advertising for people to come.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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