To put it mildly, I am not the sort of person who provokes infatuation. I know, surprise, right? :-) I’m just not the type. Pretty dull, I confess. So the recent infatuation with me at the WSJ Polluter Page is, well . . . weird.
See their last two editorials for context:
Opinion | Questions for Senator Whitehouse
The Supreme Court is now a central issue in the election campaign, and House Democrats are helpfully holding a hearing…
Opinion | Sheldon Whitehouse Goes Dark
We didn't know Sheldon Whitehouse scared so easily. Our editorial Tuesday laid out questions to ask the Rhode Island…
To make matters weirder, by the time of the second editorial I had already answered all of their questions.
If I’m not the infatuating type, something else must be provoking them.
Perhaps the Senate court capture report?
DPCC Report: Stabenow, Schumer, Whitehouse Unveil Report Detailing GOP's Big-Money Assault on the…
Decades-old scheme is perpetrated through a complex network of anonymously funded groups like the Federalist Society…
My testimony to the House Judiciary Committee?
Or all my attacks on dark money?
That kinda makes sense for the Polluter Page, since so much of the dark money operation that funds climate denial and court capture is likely polluter money. But it does makes one wonder, who is pulling their chain to behave so . . . weirdly?
It looks like the same talking points once went to the Polluter Page and to folks at National Review, TPs copied so slavishly that the Page then had to post a note saying it had not plagiarized National Review! So maybe it’s that same chain-puller back at it.
We’ve got a new report coming out today, and others to follow, so I guess I’ll just have to settle in and learn to enjoy the strange infatuation.