One of the bitterest lessons I learned as a young and naive liberal staffer on Capitol Hill was that the “public interest research” produced by the Nader groups was systematically fraudulent. Every time I actually got into an issue deeply enough to understand the details — nuclear power, toxic waste, pharmaceutical regulation — I discovered that the Naderites had no more respect for the facts than the industries they were fighting: in some cases, less.
So let’s hear a little less about St. Ralph this time. Someone should ask some pointed questions about how he got to be a multimillionaire. (Hint: What happens to the royalties on the books that the underpaid Public Citizen employees write under Nader’s by-line?)
I must admit that it is nice hearing the left stating what everyone else has known about Nader for years.