Why, despite myself, I like Jerry Fuhrman’s blog

Jerry Fuhrman is, as much as he is known, best-known for his From On High blog. He is somewhat less known from a brief stint as a Roanoke Times columnist that I must claim credit for. Jerry and I have had a bit of a love-hate relationship over the years – we love to hate each other. Yeah, every once in awhile, he’ll say something kind of nice about me, or vice versa, but mostly we argue like an old married couple – when we even acknowledge the other’s existence.

But one of the things I do like about him is that he is non-partisan. He’s conservative as all get out, but he’s just as happy to pummel Republicans as Democrats when they do stupid or unethical things, like funneling millions of government dollars to nonprofits you have extensive links to.

In his post about Republican Hal Rogers’ mess in Kentucky – Fuhrman mentions Democrat Alan Mollohan of West Virginia, who went down in a similarly ignominious flames in 2010. I would like to point out that, while at The Roanoke Times, I took pains to criticize Mollohan’s ethical lapses as well.

Anyway, as much as Jerry and I disagree on a lot of things, we agree that scumbags are scumbags, whether they have a D or an R after their name.

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