I'd be embarrassed to be this predictable:
Tune in later today when we learn that it's everyone's fault but Helena's. And ADSCAM!!!
AFTERSNARK: I think we can all see where this is going. Here's Hunter, sounding ominously threatening:
Maybe it is time for Conservatives to start using lefty tactics against them. Maybe it is time to take a few bully boys/girls down a notch or two.
This would be following hot on the heels of conservative commenter and stalwart "MaryT", who wrote recently:
As there are no private lives for the families of current or former MPs, guess we should start investigating them. Didn't Chretains [sic] son get arrested for rape or something like that. Whatever happened in that case. Did he get special treatment from the courts.
Wonder how many of those lib mps have paid to keep their kids out of trouble re drugs, DUIs, failing grades or whatever. Somebody will surely be finding out.
I wonder about the lives of journalists families. Got to be something there.
Good thinking, ladies, why don't you ratchet up that rhetoric a bit more and make personally threatening noises toward your critics? I'm sure there's no way that can end badly.
BONUS TRACK: Regular visitors to CC HQ might remember that this idea of tracking journalists and digging into their private lives didn't just start. Why, a couple years back, it was one of Stephen Taylor's Blogging Tories, "Conservative Queen," who announced to all and sundry that one Kady O'Malley was clearly consorting with the enemy and, by God, she had the photographic evidence!
And how did that end? Oh, dear ... not so well. But I'm thinking that neither Hunter nor MaryT will be deterred by this. Let the creepy journalistic stalking and bullying begin!
Stephen Taylor must be so proud.
P.S. I wonder where Canada's conservatives get the idea that the proper approach to annoying journalists is to, you know, take them down a notch or two, nudge nudge, wink wink, nice job you got there, be a shame if anything happened to it? Oh, right.
You can see why they love themselves some Ann Coulter.