Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Lincoln Canard

When a righty tries to justify Bush's unpopularity by invoking Lincoln, remind him that Lincoln came into office because both Dems and Repubs were so factionalized they couldn't agree sufficiently among themselves on a candidate. Most people didn't know him and few liked him but no single group was strong enough to oppose him. He persisted despite his unpopularity because he had a strong and worthy guiding principle, the Union must be preserved. In the end that principle carried him through the unpopularity.

What is Bush's worthy principle that could eventually vindicate him? There is none.

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