Two interesting things in Howard Kurtz today. He agrees with Power Line’s John Hinderaker’s “fault[ing] The Washington Post for not front-paging” the Kerry stuck-in-Iraq story. (Not that Kurtz’s clout at the Washington Post could compel it to run the bias-testing “Halp Us Jon Carry” photo in today’s edition.)
Second, Kurtz includes an ample excerpt from a Daily Kosser’s defense of Kerry. It amounts to an attack on all Bush administration officials and defenders who haven’t served in the U.S. military. Among those faulted: Condoleezza Rice and Ann Coulter. Now that’s a new standard: Chickenhawkettes? Should they have risked having James Webb attack them as horny? And where does it leave Democrat women, say, Hillary, who has set her sights on the post of Commander in Chief? So far as anyone knows, she didn’t even bother to join the Arkansas National Guard. Of course, it’s possible she was part of the Nepalese military escort that accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary up Mt. Everest. There are also rumors she served with Rommel in North Africa.
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?