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Charles Johnson explains his evolution

charlesjohnson.jpgThe blogger behind Little Green Footballs talks to Neon Tommy about his explosive post, Why I Parted Ways With The Right, that announced he was fed up with the hyperpartisan ideology and hate of his fellow travelers in the war against Muslim fanatics. Johnson's switcheroo has gotten a lot of attention in the political blogosphere. Sample from the Neon Tommy Q&A:

I know you voted for John McCain, and after the election, I think either your first or second post you noted that the Muslim Brotherhood was pleased. Well that was true.

There's not a part of you that cringes when you hear that post?

No, I think it's important for people to know these things. Because it's true that the Muslim Brotherhood was pleased when Obama was elected. But I don't think they're quite as pleased now. He's pretty much kept a lot of the foreign policies of the Bush administration intact.

How do you think Obama's doing so far?
I've actually changed my mind quite a bit about Barack Obama. You know how things are during an election, everybody gets hyper-partisan, and I guess I was guilty of that as much as anyone. But I've seen him be a lot more centrist than I ever expected during the election, based on his background, and the people that he got his political start with, you know, Bill Ayeres [sic], Reverend Wright. If I had to go back, knowing what I do now, I probably would have voted for him.

Wow.
Also, I've become extremely negative toward Sarah Palin.

Didn't you feel that way in the beginning?
I was skeptical of her, but I was ready to defend her, because it was hyper-partisan time.

Johnson says he no longer has an ownership stake at Pajamas Media, citing its betrayal of the original pledge to be inclusive and less about hewing to an ideology.


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