Sunday, August 31, 2008

Flush the conservative movement

Andrew Sullivan still owes a lifetime of penance for enabling the Bushists, but this take-down of McCain's Hail Mary helps keep him out of neocon hell:

The Palin pick says much more about McCain than it does about Palin (all it says about her is that she didn't have the good sense to turn it down). What it says about McCain is that he is more interested in politics than policy, more interested in campaigning than governing, tactical when he should be strategic, and reckless when he should be considered.

He is as big a gamble as president as Palin is as vice-president. This decision was about gut, about politics, about cynicism, and about vanity. It's Bushism metastasized.

Nice to know that Sullivan's eyes are now open enough to see what's right in front of him. Seven years after, he has a clear-eyed view of the Bushists.

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