Monday, August 6, 2012

George Will has in his mind...

A gross error of fact, and it would have been interesting to have observed what Ann Coulter (who knows better, since she's written a book about it) told him about it after ABC's This Week went off camera Sunday;
“Look, in 1950, Joe McCarthy went to West Virginia, didn’t know what to tell the women’s Republican Club of Wheeling, West Virginia, so he said, ‘I have in my hand a list of 205 communists in the State Department.’ He didn’t have a list. Harry Reid doesn’t have any evidence either. This is McCarthyism from the desert.”
We're guessing it was along the lines of, 'Joe McCarthy knew exactly what he wanted to say in Wheeling, West Virginia, since he carefully wrote it out beforehand, and repeated it in several places in the ensuing days.  Which was that he had a list (as did the State Dept's security forces, as well as many others including the FBI) of communists working in the Federal government.  The number he used was 57, not 205, and he later provided those names, and more, to a Senate subcommittee.'

Which is hardly a secret, since both Coulter and M. Stanton Evans had best selling books documenting it.

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