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That, ladies and gentlemen, is the dispatch from Iraq of a person following in the footsteps of Walter Cronkite. Say what you will about that man’s objectivity, but I’ll understand if you weep softly.
The facts themselves show that Governor Palin has acquired a certain amount of experience that rises to a level a touch higher than host of a morning talk show. To wake up in the morning and pursue an agenda that involves the business of the largest state in the United States is something worth talking about. Oddly, it didn’t really come up in that interview. Maybe it’s on the cutting room floor. Perhaps this is an example of ambitious women tearing down ambitious women. After all, wasn’t the emotive question about being a working mom with kids conspicuously absent from this interview? Would Couric be playing to her own base by asking such a question? Then why not ask it?
Whatever it is, I’ll have a hard time buying the line that Palin’s a disaster until someone qualified enough to interview her does so. Last night’s debate showed that McCain made a solid choice, one who shares a characteristic of his. She’s at her most interesting when she’s in a fight.
J. Peter Freire is managing editor of The American Spectator.
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?