Our President-a man prone to bipolar temper tantrums-(as pointed out by newcomers to the blogosphere, Grassroots Brevard) has divided his own party as neatly as slicing into a red velvet cake.
But in this case, instead of rich-yummy-delectable-goodness-to-die-for-riches, this Divider has spilled the blood of his own party.
The beginning of my own sense of separation from the Bush administration came in January 2005, when the president declared that it is now the policy of the United States to eradicate tyranny in the world, and that the survival of American liberty is dependent on the liberty of every other nation. This was at once so utopian and so aggressive that it shocked me. For others the beginning of distance might have been Katrina and the incompetence it revealed, or the depth of the mishandling and misjudgments of Iraq.***
What I came in time to believe is that the great shortcoming of this White House, the great thing it is missing, is simple wisdom. Just wisdom--a sense that they did not invent history, that this moment is not all there is, that man has lived a long time and there are things that are true of him, that maturity is not the same thing as cowardice, that personal loyalty is not a good enough reason to put anyone in charge of anything, that the way it works in politics is a friend becomes a loyalist becomes a hack, and actually at this point in history we don't need hacks.
Excerpt, Too Bad
Ms. Noonan is a contributing editor of The Wall Street Journal.
She is a former speechwriter for former President Ronald Reagan, authoring the"Boys of Point Du Hoc" speech, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, D-Day.
Noonan campaigned for the reelection of George W. Bush in 2004.
How do we move forward-TOGETHER- as a country after the destruction-the wrath-of this Administration?
You tell me.