Stomaching Comey is hard: In our previous post, we discussed two different liberal approaches to James B. Comey.
Dave Weigel wrote the report we cited from the Washington Post. Along with the major Dems we already mentioned, he also quoted Neera Tanden:
WEIGEL (4/18/18): Many Democrats said they had ignored Comey’s TV interviews. While praising the former director personally—they would not, like Trump, attack his character—they asked whether it made sense for a man who’d committed historic blunders to seek a new role as a martyr.Did Tanden "praise the former director personally?" Everything is possible, but it sounds unlikely to us.
“Personally, I couldn’t stomach watching him,” said Neera Tanden, the president of the Center for American Progress and a former Clinton staff member. “I read the transcript; isn’t that enough? He doesn’t need to be a hero to be a victim of an obstruction of justice.”
Comey is posing as a hero, Tanden said. She couldn't stomach watching him do that. Watching him would have been hard.
That isn't Comey's reading of Comey. Tanden's reading is hard!