If The Foo Shits...

Kathryn Jean Lopez is the spectacularly obtuse den mother over at The Corner, and this evening she wrote:
MY BASIC QUESTION [KJL] Why does the president sit down with Bob Woodward in the first place? We have, evidently, in the Woodward book, based on 60 Minutes and Post excerpts, a portrait of a simple-minded Christian who thinks he was sent by God to give the whole world freedom, and who doesn't consider himself accountable to Congress, the Constitution, or anyone else. Which would just a typical Beltway book—one current account of history, from the angle of its main sources or writer—if it weren't for the legitimacy stamp it gets from having the president as one of its only on-the-record sources.
A more basic question for Lopez (and all other Bush supporters): if this image of Bush offends your sensibilities, is it wiser to impugn the legitimacy of the image or to re-evaluate your support?


Caucus Update

As a duly elected alternate delegate, today I received the official call to my Legislative District Democratic Caucus on Saturday 01 May 2004.  Since I’m pledged to Dean, I occasionally receive e-mail from Washington Democrats who acknowledge Kerry’s inevitable nomination but still want to use the Dean delegation’s "influence" to get its message adopted into Kerry’s platform.  And how do they propose I aid this vital cause?  By attending the all-day caucus and pledging my support to Kucinich.

I think I’ll find somewhere else to spend the first Saturday in May.


I Hate It When I'm Right

I don’t, actually, but I do share much of Jim Henley’s ambivalence and resignation.  I don’t feel guilt over my relief that the geopolitical bankruptcy of the Bush Administration’s policies has been made apparent sooner rather than later, but seven months is a depressingly long time to wait for hope of regime change, either while manning a Baghdad checkpoint or (in an obviously less courageous avocation) entertaining paranoid electoral scenarios.


The Real Enemy

Foolish Spaniards; they gave in to Al Qaeda when they should have been appeasing Prince Albert.