In vino veritas, said the old Romans, accepting strong drink as truth serum. Now it’s In epistola veritas, as in letter to editor during a political campaign. No? What if you’re an Oak Parker (IL) indignant at what a columnist said about her favorite female candidate? I discuss it in my Wednesday Journal blog:
The fire-Hubbuch movement is under way. Good. Throw him and his out on the street. It’s in this letter from an Oak Park woman whose attention he caught with a column in which he mentions Hillary as “the most famous cuckquean in American history,” explaining . . . that this is “a woman whose husband strays” from connubial obligations.
She is left holding the shame bag, as it were.
But fire Hubbuch? What’s that about?
You should have pulled this [column] or excised part of it. Remarks regarding Hillary Clinton’s qualifications for president were derogatory to all women.
So. Douse the column, says the writer, warming to the task of advising the editor. She closes:
Hubbuch lacks intelligence and sensitivity. You have control over his employment.
There it is. Did you get that? She wants him not only edited but dismissed. In epistola veritas. She’s a Hillary supporter, a Democrat, indeed a former Cook County judge, slated by Chi Ald. Ed Burke’s committee some time back. She’s a liberal.
BUT WHEN THE COLUMNIST WRITES WHAT SHE DOESN’T LIKE, SHE WANTS HIM OUT OF THERE!
Puts me in mind of that new book, Liberal Fascism.