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Writes Jason Williams: “Michelle Malkin is generally a columnist I think (or thought) is right on the money as long as you keep her away from the subject of war, when the knee-jerk reaction to support anything liberals oppose takes over and common sense yields.

However, her latest column is too repugnant for words; it is a paean to the USA Patriot Act and the wonderful security it provides. I feel saddened that such a flagrant and willing vassal of state power and the garrison mentality could have fooled me for a lover of liberty for so long.”

5:27 am on July 2, 2003

Malkin

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Today’s Word of the Day, courtesy of wordsmith.org, has nothing to do with any contemporary neoconservative columnists/bloggers:

malkin (MO-kin, MAL-kin) noun

1. An untidy woman; a slattern.

2. A scarecrow or a grotesque effigy.

3. A mop made of a bundle or rags fastened to a stick.

4. A cat.

5. A hare.

[From Middle English Malkyn (little Molly), diminutive of
the name Maud or Molly/Mary.]

A related word is grimalkin, referring to an old female cat
or an ill-tempered old woman.

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

“And speaking o’ cats, gray malkins hunt through the forest as well.”
Cecilia Dart-Thornton; The Battle of Evernight; Aspect; 2003.

9:57 am on January 8, 2007
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