Friday, October 10, 2008

Being George Will

My mother was a die-liberal who followed conservatives George F. Will and William F. Buckley for years. I too have followed them and enjoy their respective writings, even when I have not agreed with them. I read the National Review regularly and Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball. George Will writes a recent article that needs consideration:

Time was, the Baltimore Orioles manager was Earl Weaver, a short, irascible, Napoleonic figure who, when cranky, as he frequently was, would shout at an umpire, "Are you going to get any better or is this it?" With, mercifully, only one debate to go, that is the question about John McCain's campaign.

In the closing days of his 10-year quest for the presidency, McCain finds it galling that Barack Obama is winning the first serious campaign he has ever run against a Republican. Before Tuesday night's uneventful event, gall was fueling what might be the McCain-Palin campaign's closing argument. It is less that Obama has bad ideas than that Obama is a bad person.

Fair enough?

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