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Mona Charen's column in the Nat Rev is a hoot. If we needed further proof that conservatives are wetting themselves in fear, we need look no further.
Her opening paragraph:
"All of a sudden, this election is shaping up as a verdict on capitalism. The Obama campaign wanted it to be about George W. Bush. The McCain campaign wanted it to be about character. But instead, because the markets are shooting off in all directions like bullets from a dropped pistol, the stakes have suddenly been raised dramatically."
Love it. To these people, the threat of losing their ability to gorge and stuff themselves on capitalism is more serious than Bush's ineptitude (war, torture, terrorists, imperialism, etc.) and any issues of character that McCain's imagination has feverishly conjured up.
To these people, the stakes are high only when their over-filled pocketbooks start trickling back through the all those loopholes they've created.
May they eat their livers in peace.
Posted by: lol person | October 15, 2008 12:41 PM
A hoot to be sure. My favorite part is Mona Charen's objection to giving people from the Distict of Columbia the right to vote because they aren't of her political persuasion. Two sentences later, apparently oblivious the irony of it all, she invokes the First Amendment. Classic!
Posted by: ammarie | October 15, 2008 1:34 PM
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