Apology

Sunday’s post, entitled "Winds of Change," contained (among other things) a gripe about someone who started a blog with a name that might reasonably lead folks to believe we’re part of a parenting partnership.  This morning, Joel pointed out to me in the comments that "Winds of Change" is the name of another blog — albeit one that I had never seen.

Thus, I expend an apology to the authors there, Joe Katzman and Armed Liberal, for any infringement on their name.  It was unintentional.  It’s good reading, too — just for a taste of the style, here’s Armed Liberal’s snapshot of why he likes Barack Obama:

Look, part of my view of Obama is that he’s a post ’68-er; he grew up on the other side of the shockwave that split American politics, and as a consequence there’s a chance that he can find new frameworks to understand issues and create policies that aren’t entirely driven by the relatively stupid positions taken by my cohort back when we were smoking a lot of pot and working out our anger issues with out parents.

It’s probably healthy for any of us to give some thought to why we frame our issues and positions as we do, and whether that framework is appropriate for today, rather than the time at which we first developed an awareness of politics.

2 Responses to “Apology”

  1. on 18 Mar 2008 at 8:30 am Joel

    Just to be clear:

    1. Pointing out that the title of your post was the same as the title of a warblog wasn’t meant as a criticism. I just found it amusing, given the topic.

    2. While I have a feeling you’ll find windsofchange.net congenial (check out the Sunday posts), I don’t endorse it myself. I discovered that Katzman et al. were unable to find new frameworks to understand issues that aren’t entirely driven by the relatively stupid positions they took back when they were cheerleading for every misadventure undertaken by the Bush administration.

    BTW, what happened to the revelations Terry Franks was going to expose regarding Saddam’s WMDs?

  2. on 19 Mar 2008 at 8:52 am morning joe blog

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