Friday, December 9, 2011

I Think I'll Crow Some More About Newt's Glorious 'Palestinian' Comment

When a major Presidential candidate says out loud what you know is true, have said yourself for years is true, is vitally important, and has been to this moment completely suppressed at all levels of mainstream debate (thereby corrupting and poisoning dialogue), it's bloody worth savoring.

Daniel Pipes at The Corner:

"Everyone from the PLO to a Mitt Romney spokesman jumped on Gingrich for this assertion, but he happens to be absolutely correct: No Arabic-speaking Muslims identified themselves as 'Palestinian' until 1920, when, in rapid order this appellation and identity was adopted by the Muslim Arabs living in the British mandate of Palestine."

Perhaps this is the sort of thing the Newt-critics call 'undisciplined,' what Noonan calls the "wild side."

I call it leadership.  I'm sure the possibility 'disturbs' some people.