- Where’s the outrage about a conservatism that is losing both its intellectual moorings and its moral compass?
- Booing a gay soldier? Cheering execution? Stop this now!
E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington (DC) Post
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Joanne Thielen
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Conservatives need to contemplate what the Rick Perry and Herman Cain stories say about the state of their movement and the health of their creed.
Perry’s debate gaffe last week (Nov 6-12) was about something more important than “brain freeze.” Memory lapses can strike anyone, and Perry probably helped his cause a bit by poking fun at himself at Saturday’s (Nov 12) CBS News/National Journal debate and on the David Letterman show.
What really matters is the subject that sent Perry’s brain into lockdown. He was in the middle of describing sweeping changes in the federal bureaucracy closely connected to his spare vision of American government. One presumes a candidate for president ponders such proposals carefully, discusses them with advisers and understands their implications.
Booing a gay soldier? Cheering execution? Stop this now! Susan Brooks Thistlewaite, Special to the Washington (DC) Post
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