Mr Kurtz goes to Washington

Is it old age, or just encroaching sanity that means where once I would have dissolved in wet-farting indignation, this morning, I just laughed, happy and helpless, when I read “Victor Davis Hansen’s”: prescription for the Bush administration: [%(sane)”The key to Iraq is enfeebling those around it who are weakening the country — namely Syria and Iran. The U.S. should be calling for democratic reform in both countries — constantly, without interruption, *and in the same idealistic fashion* as we appeal to the Iraqis.%] This is an appeal that cries out for “illustration”: but I won’t link to the actual photographs.

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1 Response to Mr Kurtz goes to Washington

  1. Thomas says:

    Yes, an extraordinary article. It has a slightly hysterical tone: if things don’t go your way, then just shout louder…

    But the weirdest thing passes almost unnoticed at the beginning of the piece:

    They relished the idea of a Scalia frying Joe Biden in a televised cross-examination or another articulate black female nominee once again embarrassing a shrill Barbara Boxer.

    An *articulate* black female nominee??

    Aren’t judges normally articulate? It’s part of their job, what they’re trained to do. Of all the tributes paid to Rehnquist, did a single one dwell on his ‘articulacy’?

    Well, no – being able to string a coherent sentence together is generally regarded as a basic qualification for being a judge. Even Harriet Miers passed that test…

    So, if he weren’t talking about a black, female nominee, I wonder if he would have even bothered to raise the matter…

    We describe precocious ten-year-olds as articulate, not judges…

    For reference, you might take a look at….

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