Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"I was an AP political reporter," writes Ron Fournier, "at the
time of the 2004 e-mail exchange [with Karl Rove], and
was interacting with a source, a top aide to the president,
in the course of following an important and compelling story.
I regret the breezy nature of the correspondence." 'Breezy'
means 'displaying a light-hearted nonchalance'. This word
hardly describes what Fournier wrote to Rove about Pat
Tillman: "The Lord creates men and women like this all
over the world. But only the great and free countries allow
them to flourish. Keep up the fight." That sounds about as
'breezy' as 'Onward Christian Soldiers', doesn't it?

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