Saturday, April 26, 2008

Declarations
On the bright side perhaps some are getting a clue. Peggy Noonan writes in the WSJ:
All the frisking, beeping and patting down is demoralizing to our society. America is guilty until proved innocent, and no one wants to draw undue attention.

Gate 14 doesn’t think any one of the candidates is going to make their lives better. Gate 14 will vote anyway, because they know they are the grownups of America and must play the role and do the job.

In Lubbock, Texas — Lubbock Comma Texas, the heart of Texas conservatism — they dislike President Bush. He has lost them.

He has left on-the-ground conservatives — the local right-winger, the town intellectual reading Burke and Kirk, the old Reagan committeewoman — feeling undefended, unrepresented and alone.

The reasons for the quiet break with Mr. Bush: spending, they say first, growth in the power and size of government, Iraq. I imagine some of this: a fine and bitter conservative sense that he has never had to stand in his stockinged feet at the airport holding the bin, being harassed. He has never had to live in the world he helped make, the one where grandma’s hip replacement is setting off the beeper here and the child is crying there. And of course as a former president, with the entourage and the private jets, he never will. I bet conservatives don’t like it. I'm certain Gate 14 doesn’t.
We’ll keep the light on for you.

And considering that a man no longer actively campaigning won 16 per cent of the Republican vote in Pennsylvania it seems we’re not going away.
More than a quarter of the voters in the Keystone State’s closed Republican primary voted for somebody other than their party’s all-but-certain nominee.
From Fr Joseph Huneycutt.

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