Three things about this National Review Form Letter For Defecting Conservatives:
- It’s funny.
- It’s cynical.
- Speaking as somebody who came over to conservatism, it would have been spiffy if there had been an equivalent to the kind of support mechanism and/or pander-o-rama that the Establishment Media offers to defecting conservatives.
That last point especially. It’s like the CIA: the agency may have its faults, but as Tom Clancy once noted, they pay for treason with real money. And it paid off, time and time and time again. I’m not saying that people should lionize defectors or anything, but Come to the Dark Side: we have cookies is not actually an unreasonable operating strategy…