The Airing of Grievances
Friday, October 29, 2004
It's About Damn Time
True conservatives who live in the "reality-based community" (To borrow a term from Ron Suskind) are jumping off the Bush bandwagon like rats from a sinking ship.
Today, The Economist - the London based rag for economically minded numbers geeks and word snobs like myself, came out with an endorsement for Kerry along the lines of Cozmo's Option Pricing Theorem for supporting him. This is The Economist, people. The same publication that endorsed Bob Dole in 1996. Basically saying that Bush is too much of a simpleton to do the job they endorsed him for in 2000.
It certainly is a worthwhile read. The basic tenent is no matter if you support his policies, Bush has proved himself unable and unworthy to handle the office of the Presidency, so at least Kerry offers some hope to restore rationality and responsibility in the White House. As always, The Economist saves it's best for last - Check It:
After three necessarily tumultuous and transformative years, this is a time for consolidation, for discipline and for repairing America's moral and practical authority. Furthermore, as Mr Bush has often said, there is a need in life for accountability. He has refused to impose it himself, and so voters should, in our view, impose it on him, given a viable alternative. John Kerry, for all the doubts about him, would be in a better position to carry on with America's great tasks.Amen, Brotha.
Thanks to long-time AofGer Jose Chip-Buttie for the linkage.