Dear Miss Snark,
I once wrote an editorial in support of a capital punishment bill, in part because writing editorials was my job, but mostly to strut my dispassionate professionalism in front of some newspaper colleagues. It has bothered me for more than twenty years.
In the past you've made sensibly disparaging remarks about Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly and Fox News, which is yet another reason I like your blog.
Would you accept someone like Coulter as a client? I have no doubt you could represent her successfully, but would you?
If not, would you represent a conservative writer who is less reckless? Or do you figure life is too short to devote some of it to advancing political agendas or viewpoints you oppose?
And yes, I recognize that only a nitwit would expect an answer that might polarize 49.7 percent of your readership.
I wouldn't take Ann Coulter as a client cause she doesn't write very well. Her statements are poorly reasoned and rely on invective rather than logic or example. I read the first three pages of Godless just this morning and had to put it down.
There are many conservative writers I admire. I probably would not take on a pro-death penalty book because I couldn't advocate for it very well.
One of the m any reasons I admire and respect Sister Helen Prejean is that when faced with opposition, she listened to what people were saying, and instead of calling them names, she prayed with them.
My hair isn't on fire cause I'm a flaming liberal. Idiots of any political persuasion are still idiots.