Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Sunday, November 24, 2002
James Taranto is upset (no permalinks - 11/22) at Paul Krugman (now there's a surprise) for noticing the remarkable number of nepotism appointments in the Bush administration. He returns a rather weak shot citing Democrats who also had parents who were prominent in politics, although most of those Taranto lists are elected, not appointed. Apparently Taranto has forgotten that his own publication has seized the position, generally unsought in American politics, of being the defender of aristocratic privilege against the unwashed masses.