There has been much grousing on liberal blogs about the primary defeat Tuesday of moderate Indiana Senator Richard Lugar by a Tea Party conservative. The usual name-calling applies. A particularly breathless one out of Michigan laments that the message from Lugar’s defeat is that: “Nobody gives a damn about statesmen anymore.”
Gee, I’d always thought a statesman was a past-it guy with no recent arrest record who had lost his last election. So I consulted the venerable “Conservative’s Political Dictionary” where I’m instructed that in addition to these qualifications, a statesman is: “A long-serving politician who looks good in a suit, has the requisite amount of gray hair, gives long, boring speeches on foreign policy that no one listens to, and does absolutely nothing to curtail insane expansion of government and attendant taxing, spending, and regulation.”
Oh. I guess the little lady from Michigan got one right. Enjoy your retirement, Dick. The hair looks great.
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?