Thin Skins

[ev type=”youtube” data=”ByLqJD36F7E”][/ev]We had a streak earlier this week with a lot of accusations flying over whether or not a certain conservative blogger/party official/aspiring TV star had a thin skin.  Of course, I don’t know, but it does seem that a lot of conservatives do, and oddly enough it seems like the ones who sling the most mud don’t like having it slung right back at them.

I came across an old story from the Irvine World News about Christina Shea “retiring” from the Mayor’s office to enter the private sector.  It’s actually a pretty good story about her career up to 2000.  And there’s a quote from her about not being able to develop “a thick skin.”

“One thing that never happened ­ I never developed a thick skin. You get to where you can deal with such attacks, with your life being made public. But I’m still very sensitive, and I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing.”- C. Shea, IWN, Nov 23, 2000

So I started to search for topics on “thin skinned” Republicans or “thin skinned” Conservatives.  And I found this gem from Max Blumenthal of The Nation from the recently completed CPAC event. Its in the YouTube file up above.  Warning: some bad language.

  2 comments for “Thin Skins

  1. March 31, 2007 at 9:43 am

    That kind of in-your-face, Michael Moore journalism can backfire.

    Some of it is telling, such as the black Republican. But in other bits Max Blumenthal looks like a bully – especially with the offended Tancredo supporter. I realize liberalism today is obsessed with shit-talking, but in 2008 you’ll be in charge – the left can’t afford to look like a peevish-back bencher, spending the day making snide remark while other people call the shots.

    You have to stop being the rebel and start being the leader.Just because conservatism is exhausted doesn’t mean people want this.

    If you can make anti-immigration supporters look good, you’re doing something wrong.


  2. Dan Chmielewski
    April 1, 2007 at 9:34 am

    I totally disagree ME; Max was polite and asked Malkin for an autograph with extreme courtesy. She launched on him pretty well. The guy who covered up his confederate flag lapel was pretty telling. Let’s admit, this is the side of the party you don’t want the public to see.

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