Should Her Royal C win in ‘08, Jeffrey Lord predicts a Bush payback due to all “the pent-up fury of Republicans at the precedents set by Democrats during the Bush years.” In this Bizarro World, Lord envisions bitter and angry Republicans calling for special prosecutors and staging filibusters. He sees a “snappish” McCain venting his righteous wrath during confirmation hearings. And my personal favorite: ‘Bumper stickers appear proclaiming “Don’t Give Britney or Hillary Custody of the Kids.”’
Yes, well, lovely thoughts all, but this scenario is predicated on Republicans acquiring backbones. What a pity that it takes Madame Hillary winning to invigorate the DC Republicans’ political passion. We here in fly-over country would have loved to have seen this reaction long before now.
Grover Norquist tried to warn us in 1992 in his prescient article “The Coming Clinton Dynasty,” which appeared in the November issue of TAS (published before the election): “Conservatives who think the Clinton Administration will be a short interregnum are making a disastrous mistake. For since Watergate, Democrats have learned to deal behind the scenes to ensure their re-election — with or without popular support.”p>Keep that bumper sticker, though. It’s a winner. br> — Kitty Myers br> Painted Post, New York /p>
Regarding Jeffrey Lord’s piece about a prospective Hillary Clinton regime, although I believe it was well written, I also can’t see the Republicans acting in such a principled and outraged manner.
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?