A lot of the reaction to Bill O’Reilly’s interview with Hillary Clinton centered around how she did — and she was generally her phony self, giggling like a school girl, rattling off one big government program after another, and in John Edwards mode repeatedly saying “I’m a fighter.” But for me, what was really obnoxious in the interview was how absurd O’Reilly was, throwing out one softball after another, chumming it up with her, and seeming to cede points on taxing the wealthy and universal healthcare. O’Reilly said he’s glad to pay more, and that he hopes she’s right about healthcare. At one point, speaking on her U.S. Senate career, he said, “you’ve done good in New York.” O’Rielly revealed himself last night as somebody who isn’t much of a conservative, and who doesn’t know anything about policy. Not that this surprises me — I always viewed him more as an entertainer — but it was an embarassing spectacle to watch.
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?