Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Throwing stones from the inside

After recently reading "Off-Center", which presents some pretty persuasive evidence that the Republican party has managed to mostly stamp out dissent within its ranks and is heading hard-right to kookville at full speed, it's nice to see that there are still some Republicans who aren't afraid to tell it like it is [together with, of course, the obligatory administration shill ...]. The description of Bush [attributed to Bartlett's book] as a man not at all inclined towards thoughtful analysis resonates with me all the more because I just finished "The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House", which portrays Clinton as the diametric opposite: so interested in considering all the angles that he was sometimes paralyzed.

It's hard to imagine a worse match than this man, a personification of the adage "For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat and wrong" , with a world that's as complicated as ours.

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