Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Jaybird says:


    I’m with Peggy Noonan.

    Could you go into detail on that? The Ninth Circle is, indeed, reserved for those who betray their benefactors. I don’t see “the President” as the benefactor here.Report

  2. Michael Drew says:

    ‘So quickly after'” (italics added)?

    So are you with Bennett on this McClellan?

    The guy is a worm. He’s a worm. He belongs under a rock next to Scott McClellan.

    You’d rather we not have had the recollections of a mortified press secretary on the record before being able to choose the guy to replace the one that managed to turn a hard loyalist into a public confessionalist in a few short years? How long after he became inclined to share it should we have been made to wait before we should have been allowed the benefit of Scott McClellan’s perspective?

    Loyalty is indeed the coin of the realm in politics: that’s because there are major consequences when you manage to alienate those on whose loyalty you rely.Report

  3. Ryan says:

    I’m will Bennett on the “worm” bit, at least. And Conor is dead wrong: loyalty to the President is simply not a virtue of any kind. Latimer’s primary responsibility was to the American people. Waiting until the end of the administration to talk is pure cowardice. What a punk.Report