Tuesday, June 8, 2010

 

Mark Krikorian at The Corner:
I don't write the editorials, and I'm a firm believer is letting a hundred flowers bloom and all that, but I disagree with NR's endorsement of McCain in the new issue of the magazine. Sure, a blustering sportscaster wouldn't be the ideal senator, but a body that includes Lindsey Graham, Arlen Specter, Harry Reid, and Al Franken is in no position to say that J. D. Hayworth somehow doesn't measure up. Retiring John McCain — even if his replacement was a cashier from Trader Joe's — would be an important act of lustration. Unfortunately, his likely reelection demonstrates that, while you can't fool all of the people all of the time, you can come close enough for government work.
("Lustration" is a great word.)