The usually sensible Richard Brookhiser unburdens himself of the following: “Liberals love Obama because he is a Numinous Negro. Conservatives love Palin because she has a Downs baby and an M-16.” And before that: “Reader after reader said that the base was now energized. You would have thought the base was energized by being in a war. If not, perhaps we need a new base.”
Perhaps we need new conservative intellectuals.