Sebastian Mallaby would win my “wanker of the day” prize were we to dispense such shrill awards here. Brad DeLong has the goods on his bizarre coverage of Paul Wolfowitz. For years, he slams Wolfowitz’s critics and defends his actions. Today he concedes this actions are indefensible — you can’t alienate your staff, make anti-corruption your signature issue, and then be incredibly corrupt — but won’t call for Wolfowitz to be sacked or acknowledge his previous coverage of the issue.
UPDATE: Bruce Bartlett managed to discern that Wolfowitz was a bad choice two years ago.