Monday, May 23, 2005

Must Read

I'm a little late on this one, but I've discovered a beautiful summary of the election and succeeding events by Thomas Franks in The New York Review of Books. As usual, Franks is right on in his understanding. This time it's "What's the Matter with Liberals ?"Franks points out:

And the values issues? They seemed to dissipate like so much smoke once the election was over and won. Republican Senator Arlen Specter, the chair-apparent of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, waited only a single day after his buddy Bush had been safely reelected before informing the nation that, no, his committee would not be approving judges who planned on overturning Roe v. Wade. The great crusade against gay marriage, which had worked such wonders for Republicans in so many states, was essentially abandoned by the President in January. After all, more important matters were beckoning: the war with the trial lawyers, for example, or the need to persuade people that our basically sound old-age insurance program was actually in crisis.

How could 51% of our voters be so hornswoggled ?


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