> I guess we have run up against a sort of hidden or implicit principle in
> the area of left decorum, best understood perhaps in terms of the
> citizens' demands in Coriolanus that he show his wounds before they will
> vote for him. It is o.k. to declare total support of any opponent of the
> u.s. PROVIDED that one go through the motions of showing one's proper
> liberal horror of whatever illiberal features that opponent exhibits.
> Yoshie must show her moral purity by condemning the warts in order to
> earn the right to assess Iran objectively (from a political rather
> perspective rather than that of moral purism). She must show her wounds
> -- i.e. her moral sensibilities.
> Yoshie has violated this hidden rule of left decorum and turned all
> right-thinking people against her.
> I wonder what's been going on in Albania recently.