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PARKER: Columnist stuck in her own ‘quagmire’

Letter by Wendy G. Shook, Buckley on May 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm with No Comments »
May 10, 2013 9:41 am

It’s no wonder Kathleen Parker sees a “quagmire of absolutism” in the arena of public discourse; she is up to her neck in it (column, 5-9).

She quotes a silly statement from former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson about the lack of Hispanic-ness in Ted Cruz, senator from Texas, then segues into some pet “absolutes” of her own. Among her unsubstantiated tropes is the assertion that pro-choice women do not have any sincere moral objections to the destruction of life, and that same-sex marriage results in the “dissolution” of the traditional family.

In this instance, any credibility that could accrue to fair and honest social criticism remains beyond Parker’s reach.

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