Tuesday, June 08, 2021


A couple of days ago, Senator Marsha Blackburn posted this on Twitter:

This isn't true, strictly speaking. A short (80-psge) book by Fauci, titled Expect the Unexpected: Ten Lessons on Truth, Service, and the Way Forward, will be published by National Geographic Books in November, but Fauci didn't write it -- it will be be compiled from interviews Fauci gave in connection with a forthcoming documentary film.

What's infuriating to me about this tweet is that Blackburn -- who is one of a hundred U.S. senators, and thus also had great responsibility for what happened to this country during the pandemic -- wrote a book herself while Americans suffered.

Fauci's book will arrive -- we hope -- as the pandemic is diminishing to irrelevance in America. Blackburn's book was published in the fall of 2020, in the thick of the pandemic.

If you're a Republican, you never have to worry about being called on something like this. Unless you're an attention-seeking monster like Donald Trump or Marjorie Taylor Greene, you get away with pretty much anything you say or do. Democrats will be too timid to attack you. Few voices in the so-called liberal media will bother trying to demonize you the way you'd be demonized on Fox if you were a Democrat.

I give Democrats a hard time for how rarely they go on offense. But it's a lot easier to go on offense when you know you'll never have to be on defense.

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