I have decided to do whatever I can to make a phrase Jay Tea wrote about on several occasions a catchphrase in the upcoming elections. The phrase is “honor the threat” and I used it as the inspiration for my Townhall column this week. Actually I robbed Jay and quoted from his previous posts quite liberally in the piece. I just added examples of current news stories that present voters with a choice between those who do and those who do not “honor the threat” of terrorism today.
I included the Bill Keller example from the NYT classified leak story, but did not spend much time on it since much has already been written about that this week. It is one of the best examples of the concept however. I just summed it up in two sentences: “Are the New York Times, the L.A. Times and others honoring the threat when they publish classified information about our anti-terrorism methods? Judging from their actions it would appear that Bill Keller at the New York Times, and others, see a greater threat from the Bush administration than from those engaging in acts of jihadist terrorism. ” Read the column for the origin of the phrase and for more examples voters will need to consider this fall.
Update: The Architect honors the threat.