Second thoughts and sangfroid

What if the truth on death panels wins after all?

Update on my last post: Palin continues to repeat the triage-for-Trig lie, but the mainstream media are starting to call her and others out on it. Steve Benen has details.

Meanwhile, after Beck, Limbaugh et al have given it their best shot, they still can’t get more than 36 percent of the population to oppose health care reform. Is that all that they’ve got?

Immediately after the Palin VP pick made McCain momentarily popular and drove progressives to despair, I blogged (he wrote, immodestly) that the excitement wouldn’t last, and neither should the despair. Crucial media outlets were already on to her incompetence and her nonchalance regarding the truth.

My pessimistic principles notwithstanding, maybe it’s time to think that way again.

Author: Andrew Sabl

Andrew Sabl, a political theorist, is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics and Hume’s Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England, both from Princeton University Press. His research interests include political ethics, liberal and democratic theory, toleration, the work of David Hume, and the realist school of contemporary political thought. He is currently finishing a book for Harvard University Press titled The Uses of Hypocrisy: An Essay on Toleration. He divides his time between Toronto and Brooklyn.