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The big story this week is of course the W2 inauguration which we’ll get to in a moment, but first, a reminder that even our most steadfast allies like Britain cannot be taken for granted.

Senator Boxer has been having a bad month. Some continue to defend her in the name of ‘protest,’ that sacred right to speak truth to power or something like that. Protest for protest’s sake is little more than rhetorical masturbation, but no matter – Boxer still does it in public. In some people’s worlds, Alan Alda is the archetypal conservative. I don’t watch the West Wing (anyone surprised?) but I don’t have to wait a whole year to find out that he’ll be losing his fictional election. In Hollywood, all presidents are Democrats – I’d rather the real world anyway.

Running up to the inauguration, Tim Hames wonders about the pervasiveness of the ‘Bush is dumb’ meme. He need not as it applies to all Republicans.

On Bush’s second inaugural address, Michael Barone thinks it revolutionary, Bill Kristol historic, and Peggy Noonan is not so sure. Robert Kagan thinks it’s a move to realism.

A lot of people understand that the Mad Mullahs in Iran should be worried.

And we round out with Mark Steyn’s view.



Written by martinipundit

January 23, 2005 at 11:08 am

Posted in General

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