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From: Howard Sutherland
You must have seen Gigot`s WSJ hit job this morning on Peter Brimelow, right to the headline ("Alien Notion," Paul Gigot, Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2001), and, no doubt, on John O`Sullivan and John Derbyshire as well. There is so much wrong with that piece that one doesn`t know where to begin (although I am going to try in a letter to the editor that probably will never see the light of day).
For someone so besotted with immigrants, he certainly doesn`t like you much; you don`t even rate the honorific "immigrant," you lowly "transplants." It seems you are to "real" immigrants as Clarence Thomas and Walter Williams are to "real" blacks. I had no idea that, working from this side of the pond, you had contrived to "turn the Tories into a minority." How did you manage it? I should have thought Major, et al., were quite capable of wrecking the party on their own. As for Grover Norquist, I would suggest a year of assimilating for him, in South Central L.A.
It is indicative of what is (or isn`t?) going on in Gigot`s brain that he thinks 60% of the white male vote is a good show for a Republican. Given the Democrats` systematic bigotry against white men, I cannot see why any white American male (except for homosexuals and some interest groups) would vote for them. The GOP should get about 80% of the white male vote. Gigot has obviously not read Sailer on the subject. If this column is indicative, he`ll be even worse on the national question than Bartley.
August 17, 2001