September 26, 2006

A SAVE THE ACLU CAMPAIGN from supporters who feel the organization has become excessively politicized.

UPDATE: Ron Coleman emails:

Glenn, maybe I’m missing something here. I thought perhaps the idea was to move the ACLU toward the center while retaining its civil liberties focus. This seems to be an attempt to move it further to the left! The only polilcy (as opposed to personnel) specifics I see complained about on the website are dissatisfaction with the ACLU’s “acquiescence” to the Patriot Act and the CFC “blacklist.”

Well no, it’s not an effort to move it to the center. I guess I should have used a different word (“factionalized?”), though the real problem is a species of office politics, the tendency of organizations to be run for the convenience of the insiders.