Noonan, Parker (whoever SHE is), Buckley, and Adelman.
Our subject will be Adelman.
Granted, McCain's views are closer to mine than Obama's. But I've learned over this Bush era to value competence along with ideology. Otherwise, our ideology gets discredited, as it has so disastrously over the past eight years.McCain's temperament -- leading him to bizarre behavior during the week the economic crisis broke -- and his judgment -- leading him to Wasilla -- depressed me into thinking that "our guy" would be a(nother) lousy conservative president. Been there, done that.
Quoted by Stacy McCain, who observes:
Keep in mind that this is coming from a supporter of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), Bill Kristol's "National Greatness" outfit that pushed for the invasion of Iraq.
Then McCain quotes Matt Lewis:
In 2000, the thing to value was character and integrity, because it was perceived that Clinton lacked that. In 2008, the thing to value is competence, because it is perceived that Bush lacked that
What we are seeing, folks, is the Urge to Survive; how to keep the money rolling in given what may be an Obama victory.
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That's an interesting theory, daddio. Did you ever consider that they might believe that Obama represents what's best for this country, not some peoples' narrow self interests?
SOME people do. I expect that you're one of them.
But I find it highly unlikely in cases that I named in the post.
You'll note that I haven't commented on Powell's "defection," b/c Powell is a Lefty, anyway. No surprise to me that he went all-O.
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