James Wolcott pours scorn over Roger L. Simon with his usual acidic wit here.
After summoning shareholders to sell Google (and presumably pay the taxes on capital gains), Simon releases the following thought balloon:Good show sir.
"(Full disclosure: I do not own any Google stock, but would, I'm assuming, have the courage of my convictions, if I did.)"
He's calling on those who have Google stock to sell their holdings but can't unequivocably declare he'd sell his if he had any? Those two little weasel words betray that he doesn't have the "courage" of his "convictions," only the hypothetical courage of convictions subject to changing conditions.
No wonder he's become a neocon.