While it may seem that I have not been paying as much attention to my writing as usual, that is not true. I've been writing up a storm. What I've been writing on isn't for publication, at least for now, and it isn't on subjects most Colorado bloggers cover.
Unfortunately, that means that I haven't had the time to follow the writings of other bloggers as closely as usual. I've been lucky to look at the Rocky and the Post once a day and not much else.
I was surprised today when Civil Sense caught and commented on the Schaffer v Udall comments on Mark Udall using the "Udall as a Liar" tag as an excuse not to participate in the blog debate that Ben DeGrow and David Thielen had been trying to set up.
I once wrote for Schaffer v Udall, and I am the one responsible for creating and using the "Udall as a Liar" tag. The fact is that Mark Udall is a liar. It would be self destructive to use a tag like that if a reasonable person wouldn't believe that the tag was accurate.
I am long gone from Schaffer v Udall. I've said that I won't be publishing posts on that blog again, and since I've said that, no posts have appeared over my byline. Some time ago, Ben removed me from the list of contributors, but added me back when I pointed out that I had written over half of the posts. His adding me back means that I could write there again if I chose, but I won't so choose.
If the only excuse that Mark Udall can find to avoid a debate is the label I attached to him months ago (and not even the first time I thought he was lying), then he is a coward. If I recall correctly, there is also a [ Mark ] Udall as a coward label. If this had appeared on the Schaffer v Udall blog over my byline, I almost certainly would have used both the lying and the coward tags.
Mark Udall is, after all, a coward.