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The “Meet the Press” show you refer to was not only an enthusiastic meeting of deeply committed Democrats, it was also a triumphant endorsement of the status quo. Al Hunt, Bob Woodward, Tim Russert and Caroline Kennedy are smug, middle-aged millionaires whose notion of political courage conveniently coincides with their liberal agenda and celebrity status. What about the old idea that journalists are supposed to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable? Was there ever a gathering of more comfortable people than these three journalists?
The program reeked of hypocrisy. Everybody knows that John Kennedy didn’t write Profiles in Courage. Yet they based their discussion on the unchallenged premise that he did. And if JFK was such a courageous politician himself, why didn’t he vote to censure Joe McCarthy? Whether or not Kennedy was a good President may be debated, but there is small evidence that he was particularly devoted to his wife and children, yet Al Hunt and the others were allowed to ramble on and on about what an exemplary father and husband he was. Russert turned that edition of “Meet the Press” into Democratic propaganda.p>What’s most discouraging about it is that few people seem to care. Your comments in protest were all that I’ve seen. Media bias is alive and well. br> — unsigned /p> p> Yes, indeed, the lovefest for the Kennedys was in full array with the three rascals, Porky, Deep Throat, and Al the Hammer. They displayed their insipidness in soliciting whether Lady Caroline would ever run for office. To my dismay, she declaimed, if so, if only she could be half the public servant her uncle is! You know, the besotted one from Hyannisport who likes to grope stewardesses, et al. br> — Edward Del Colle /p> p> IN RE: Tim Russert’s lovefest with Caroline Kennedy and “Profiles in Courage”: It was brought to my attention last week that JFK did not actually write Profiles in Courage , that a ghost writer did. Is this true? If so, this makes the entire homage of last Sunday even more ridiculous. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?