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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Mark Steyn Hits It Outta the Park (again)

I just love Mark Steyn. No matter what the issue is he can cut through the BS and get to the heart of the matter. He did just that with his piece today in the Chicago SunTimes titled "Page scandal makes America look silly"

I highly recommend reading the whole thing, especially those who have severe knee pain from all the knee-jerking responses to FoleyGate. This part, though, is a classic...

"This was a honey trap (as they used to say in the Cold War) designed to leverage one peripheral figure's squalid fantasies into political opportunity. It's as predictable as the leaves falling from the trees, except that it only occurs every other autumn. Still, I take my hat off to the media and Democratic Party. Indeed, in the spirit of Bill Clinton, I take my pants off to them. It is a remarkable achievement to have transformed, in little more than a week, the GOP into the Catholic Diocese of Boston with Speaker Hastert as Cardinal Law and the page program as the massed ranks of 7-year-old altar boys. What an awesome force the Dems would be if only the ruthless skill and cunning that went into this operation could be applied to, say, national security."

I think that last line would be great in a nationwide TV ad.

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