New York magazine is maintaining an online “Electopedia,” described as “A guide to (almost) everything there is to know about presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama, from the important issues (Best Speech) to the really important issues (Hairstyle).”
So I looked up “Best Speech.” Here’s how the bit about McCain’s best speech ends. Errors in bold. Snark in brackets:
“After the convention, Newsday noted the ‘strong, soothing voice of the retired four-star general’ and suggested he would make a good alternative to Pat Buchanan [For what?]. In the New York Times, Frank Rich said that the Arizona senator was the exception at a convention where ‘nearly every event and personality was pseudo.’ McCain didn’t win the nomination for vice-president in 1998. But considering how Dole did in the general election [In 1998?], it was probably for the best.”
I must admit I didn’t make it to the really important issues.
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?
H/T to National Review Online