Herewith a new NLT feature: the Jim Webb Watch. Andrew Ferguson has a column on him today, noting his heterodox views on, especially, the Clintons. Some Webb greatest hits:
"It is a pleasurable experience to watch Bill Clinton finally being judged, even by his own party, for the ethical fraudulence that has characterized his entire political career. (From a 2001 article.)
Both Bill and Hillary, he wrote in 2001, embody a "a pervasive elitism, from people who were taught when young that the laws that applied to their countrymen did not necessarily apply to them. Wonder how those cloakroom conversations with Hillary will go.
Then theres this on affirmative action: "a permeating state-sponsored racism that is as odious as the Jim Crow laws it sought to countermand.