Wednesday, June 30, 2004

You too, and the horse you rode in on

After years of being a jackass in Congress, Senator Pat Leahy of Vermont finally got an answer with all the charm and intellectual content he deserves. Dick Cheney isn't the only one who felt better afterward, and I only wish I could have been there to do it myself.

Harold Meyerson, normally confined to the intellectually barren pages of The American Prospect, thinks this wasbad:
But we have it from Cheney himself that after he encountered Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy on the Senate floor and told him what to do, he "felt better afterwards."

If that justification came from the mouth of a Democrat, of course, it would be a sign of moral laxity and lack of seriousness.
No, it would just mean that they had boiled their approach to politics to its essentials. The Dems are the party of coercion, as exemplified by Hillary Clinton's recent gaffe - "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good". And if you don't like it...

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