Pols never fail to deliver comedy. The definition of coward. It’s electric! Plus more.
BUT THE KIDS!
Re: W. James Antle, III’s The Battle of Burris:
Thank you for Mr. Antle’s “The Battle of Burris.” I find the whole fiasco most amusing.
Governor Blagojevich’s defiant appointment of Burris and Burris’s embarrassing ambition are American politics at its worst. They are the inevitable result of racial politics, playing to the media, and corruption. (Does anybody think that Senate seats have not been sold to the highest bidder time and again? Blagojevich’s greed is not unusual; what is unusual is the height of his arrogance and stupidity, always a deadly combination.)
Each day I eagerly scan the news for more stories of the inane and pathetic doings of our elected and appointed leaders; rarely am I disappointed. The system is falling apart (Blago, Spitzer, the Clintons, the Prophet…) and I, in my mid-sixties, am enjoying every minute of it
It is to laugh.
But then I think of my five grandchildren.
It is to weep.
— James F. Csank
Seven Hills, Ohio
TO A ‘T’
Re: Jeffrey Lord’s Peter Pettigrew Politics From the Land of Powell:
Jeffrey Lord’s exposition on the chief of staff of the former Secretary of State prompt me to go over to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary for the following definition:
“Main Entry: cow·ard Pronunciation: \ˈkau̇(-ə)rd\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cuard, from cue, coe tail, from Latin cauda Date: 13th century: one who shows disgraceful fear or timidity.”
Fitting of all three (the former CoS to the Secretary, the former
Secretary, and the former Press Secretary) to differing extents,
— Reid Bogie
“Oral history”? Mr. Pettigrew is confusing the Bush II
administration not with the incoming Saint Obama’s gang, but with
The Boy President’s.
— Ira M. Kessel
Rochester, New York
IF IT MOVES, TAX IT
Re: Eric Peters’s Electric Cars and Economics 101:
I remember the EV-1 well. I was selected to test drive one for a week. I was to use it as my personal car, for work errands, etc. There was one small problem. You see I lived in Florida at that time and had a commute of about 35 miles each way to my office. Because of the heat and humidity it was necessary to use the a/c. That limited the car’s range to about 35 miles. That meant I couldn’t use the car for work because I frequently had to drive to appointments, meetings and civic events.
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?