The Spectacle Blog
An article in today's Washington Post reads:
Virginia/>/>'s U.S. Senate race turned nasty Wednesday as Republican Sen. George Allen launched a character attack on his Democratic opponent's past views toward women in combat, signaling the start of a two-month barrage of negative campaigning in what has become a close race.
Every tragedy contains a little lesson. The Montreal killings informs us that the perpetrator, Kimveer Gill, was fond of playing the Internet game, "Super Columbine Massacre." The lesson: there is such a game. Derivative lesson: it can't be long now.
Last night, I read David Remnick's very very long New Yorker profile on Bill Clinton, in which he follows
Hunter, the "radical Christian" trope is a tired staple of the left, as you know. Some years back, Andrew Sullivan put it forth most tiringly, and I wrote a column, called "The Politics of Horniness," for Enter Stage Right, here.
What does Andrew Sullivan really mean? If Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson are no better than Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden, what should we do? Send Green Berets to root out The 700 Club? Or does Sullivan mean that Mullah Omar and Osama bin Laden are no worse than Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson? If so, we could simply exile them from the A list of the Eastern seaboard. Maybe let them host a late-night down-market cable television show.
The Republicans put forth an impressive effort in Rhode Island, according to The Washington Post. Would seem to bode well for them in November.
As someone who grew up in Rhode Island (with a lot of family still there), I think there is no way in hell that Laffey was going to win there. As much as Chafee triggers my gag reflex, there is something to be said for making the strategic choice in this situation. Retaining the majority in the current unstable, insecure atmosphere of terror and war is important.
Unless Chafee wins and then fails to vote for the GOP caucus nominee for Majority Leader. Then you can throw what I wrote above out the window.