Guess who wrote this? (No peeking, now!)
That’s what I call bad news for GWB. (And it might be a reason for some of the inhabitants of Blue Bloggerville to be slightly less personally offensive the next time they disagree with the person quoted, at least until they’ve said something equally rude about the candidate they’re supporting.)
Virginia Postrel comments “If the election were held today, I wouldn’t vote for President.”
An old colleague in the drug-policy wars who is also well-plugged-in to Washington’s right-wing pudit-and-think-tank crowd told me two years ago she thought the Republican party would split over biotech, with the Luddites consolidating their hold over the GOP and the techno-optimists (plus the children of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients) joining the Democrats. Looks as if her prediction might be coming true, though when last heard from she was sticking with Bush.
[Note: Not everyone who reads and profits from the writings of Leo Strauss is a member of a secretive cult dedicated to taking over the planet. And Strauss doesn’t really deserve all of his followers, any more than Nietzsche, or Jesus of Nazareth, deserve all of theirs. Still, there is a Strausian sect, and some of the people in it believe and say and do some fairly odd things. Not this odd, I’m pretty certain, but odd enough.]