The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, November 16, 2004

A Tiger By the Tail

This is one of the sights I've been looking for since the election. It wasn't any surprise that "Torture Memo" Gonzales was rewarded, nor that Condi "Historical Document" Rice managed to fail upward. (Connie, if YOU happen across this, my heart will always be yours...)

No, I've been holding our for signs that the party will begin to implode by going too far in too open a way. I just hope that we keep seeing more statements like this one from Jan LaRue, general counsel for the fundamentalist group Concerned Women for America (which is run by a man, as it happens):

"If [moderate Republicans] can't agree and support the president and the platform, then they ought to go over to the Democrats."

Yes, please. We'd be more than happy to have the left, the center AND the moderate right.