I interrupt my hiatus from blogging (just another few days more on my annual Earth Day report, and then as Arnold says, "Ill be back. . .") to note this outrage from todays E.J. Dionne column on "patriotic liberalism" in the Washington Post. Never mind Dionnes attempt to rescue this oxymoron. Try out this sentence for size:
Jimmy Carters campaign for human rights created the ideological underpinning of Ronald Reagans successful Cold War policies."
Cheer up. We can expect that about 10 years from now, liberals will start, grudgingly at first, to say that President Bushs war policy since 9/11 was a success--helped all along, of course, by the liberals loyal opposition.