vendredi, décembre 28, 2007

Be Reasonable

I think Peggy Noonan did a good job today on her column in the opinion journal. And she points out an attribute that is pretty important for a president to have; reasonability.

It's not a word, I know. But you'll get the gist:
Hillary Clinton? No, not reasonable. I concede her sturdy mind, deep sophistication, and seriousness of intent. I see her as a triangulator like her husband, not a radical but a maneuverer in the direction of a vague, half-forgotten but always remembered, leftism. It is also true that she has a command-and-control mentality, an urgent, insistent and grating sense of destiny, and she appears to believe that any act that benefits Clintons is a virtuous act, because Clintons are good and deserve to be benefited.


Duncan Hunter, Fred Thompson, and Bill Richardson are all reasonable--mature, accomplished, nonradical. Mike Huckabee gets enough demerits to fall into my not-reasonable column. John Edwards is not reasonable. All the Democrats would raise taxes as president, but Mr. Edwards's populism is the worst of both worlds, both intemperate and insincere. Also we can't have a president who spent two minutes on YouTube staring in a mirror and poofing his hair. Really, we just can't.

If you have five or ten minutes (depending on how fast one reads) check out the entire column.
There are more goodies where that came from


Anonymous Keith Conrad said...

I saw that as well... Peggy Noonan always does a great job.

I might amend it to say that Obama's space policy makes him unreasonable, but what do I know?

5:47 PM, décembre 29, 2007  

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