Mother Jones Magazine, ya'll know, is everything that the far left loves, about politics, the environment and the shared hatred of everything conservative. Thus there is great irony that this rag named itself after the Sarah Palin of last century.
The always astute Hickey explains why in this excellent and "shocking" post on his blog, With Both Hands:
I do know that Sarah Palin scares the marrow out of people that I would not particularly care to spend any amount of time with, much less value their opinions -MSNBC's entire Clown Opera, Il. Gov. Pat Quinn, The jerks John McCain hired in 2008, The Second Wave Feminist Dowagers of the Abortion Industry, David " Crisp Britches" Brooks, or Martini Mo Dowd. Most of all the editors and contributors ofMother Jones Magazine have worked over-time to defraud American history and be-smeer the name of Mary Harris Jones, who was the Sarah Palin of the last century.
Hickey calls a shovel a shovel (I've changed the old adage to avoid charges of insensitivity):
Mother Jones magazine performed post-mortem hysterical castration on the historical Mary Harris Jones, denuding her memory of her Catholic Faith and identity, as well as her counter-Marxist methodologies.Mother Jones was no Emma Goldman, no Jane Addams, no Margret Sanger; Mary Harris Jones was an honest woman who never cashed in on her celebrity and never played ball with the radical phonies. She was no atheist. Mother Jones made war on phonies, weaklings, cowards, Prohibitionists, and do-gooder frauds, as well as capitalists. John L. Lewis made her sick to her stomach. Big Bill Haywood she considered a pawn to booze and Bolsheviks. Dowager abortionists? Forget about it.
Read it and learn.