I knew I'd end up using the "Frum" category sooner or later, even though the default, and proper, response to David Frum is to ignore him until he goes away. I'm reminded of Iowahawk's rule about captioning every New Yorker cartoon with "I think I'm going to kill myself." Frum columns are better appreciated if you append "I wish I was relevant" to the end of each paragraph.
But Frum did a pretty good job of capturing the weakness and dishonesty of Rand Paul's critics in the Daily Beast, including plenty of ad hominem sneering and straw-man bashing. Like most of the anti-Rand crowd, he makes the basic mistake of forgetting who started the fight. The filibuster only occurred because Attorney General Eric Holder wouldn't give Paul a simple answer to the question Frum thinks is silly. Doesn't that make Holder the silly one? Who should be be exasperated with: the Senator who stood for 13 hours on principle, or the Attorney General who couldn't speak coherently for 13 minutes about the extra-judicial assassination of U.S. citizens on American soil?