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Have you ever talked to a committed liberal about the many escapades of Senator Kennedy? The response is predictable. First they will attempt to defend him against offenses such as cheating on exams, cheating on one’s wife, public drunkenness, etc. When the defense falls apart, as it inevitably does due to the fact that the Senator’s behavior is indefensible, they will wax eloquent about his compassion for his fellow man. Next comes the Ms. Kopechne debacle. The defense for that is usually the old “what a tragedy it could happen to anyone he just panicked that was a long time ago,” to which I usually reply that Ms. Kopechne is still dead. Finally, the conversation settles on the incoherently bumbling rambles that characterize the Senator’s speeches on virtually any subject. By this time, the Kennedy defender is mumbling about the Senator’s “martyred brothers”. This gambit usually ends with the Kennedy defender launching an ad hominem attack on President Bush.p>I suppose the attack on Senator Kennedy is an ad hominem attack, but it isn’t one by accident. It is fair to attack the man when his public history is that of an alcoholic scoundrel. Besides, who could attack his ideas? I can’t recall that he has ever had one. br> — Joseph Baum br> Newton Falls, Ohio /p> p> Why don’t the critics just be as honest as they expect the nominee to be and admit they want liberal judges because they want liberal opinions? br> — GP br> Arizona /p>
“Who would parents want their daughters to go work for? Ted Kennedy or John Roberts?”
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?