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Earlier last Friday afternoon, before the Fox ambush, speaking in the far different context of the closing session of his remarkable Global Initiative, Mr. Clinton quoted Abraham Lincoln’s State of the Union address from 1862: “We must disenthrall ourselves — and then, we shall save our country.” And so has Mr. Clinton helped us to disenthrall ourselves, and perhaps enabled us, even at this late and bleak date, to save our country.br> Olbermann and others have opined that Clinton’s outburst came just at the right time; that his party needed an act of inspiration from its erstwhile superstar. As if seething lefties who’ve been foaming at the mouth since the 2000 election needed a kick in the pants in order to spew out more conspiracy theories concerning Bush and the VRWC.
Bill Clinton may have been on the receiving end of some irrational hatred from the right in his day, but it has always been his reaction to it that is unsettling in a world leader. Yet unlike Olbermann, Dionne and Clinton himself, President Bush is uninterested, or disenthralled if you like, from the constant navel-gazing as to who is to blame for 9/11 or what his legacy will be.
He knows who is to blame for 9/11: bloodthirsty savages who kill in the name of religion and power without regard to political affiliation. As for his legacy, it will depend on the outcome of our War on Terror, a conflict that requires steely determination, moral certitude and quiet confidence; qualities in a leader that, with or without any goading from the VRWC, seem sorely lacking in his predecessor.
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?
H/T to National Review Online