This piece by Mark Steyn in the Daily Telegraph (London) is just good reading. He offers one of the more persuasive and pointed indictments of all of the pundits with nothing to lose who exist to mock Bush and his allies at every turn. It’s brilliantly written, and there are some nice shots at Saddam, his international protectors, and all the other charlatans trying to play Gandhi. If you’ve been reading here since the beginning, you know I had my share of questions about the war, but I’m no admirer of the hypocritical jacktorches in France, Germany, Russia, etc.
Steyn also suggests Condi Rice will follow Bush in the White House. The idea of a woman as president probably still makes a few of you nervous, but do not dismiss this very real probability — Hillary will be the Democratic candidate in ’08, and she will be very capable of winning. She won’t be running against an incumbent, which plays to her advantage. So, if you don’t like the idea of President Clinton II, who would you rather throw in the ring with her — the next white male Republican who will accent all of what makes Hillary appealing to many or Condi Rice? It’s still five years away and a lot can happen between now and then (including an election in ’04), but nominating Condi in ’08 could prove to be one of the most deft and genius maneuvers in the history of American politics. Just as the Dems prove how progressive and forward-thinking they are by nominating the first female major party candidate in the history of presidential politics, the elephants send Rice, who’s not only a woman, but is black (which would make her the first black presidential candidate of any gender) in to bat cleanup. And, if you don’t know much about Rice, just know this — she’s probably the smartest person in the room every time the senior administration circles up. I’m pretty sure I’d vote for her ten times out of ten over most of the W/M cheese-eaters both parties tend to pimp.
Anyway, read the article. It’s good.
Man, it’s been a long time since I got this political.