Wednesday, July 20, 2005

what i love about President Bush

I was just watching Andrew Card, the White House Chief of Staff, answering questions on MSNBC. The reporter started out with several questions about John Roberts, and then moved on to the ubiquitous Karl Rove-Valerie Plame "scandal". He asked Card whether there was an internal investigation going on and didn't get the answer he wanted. So he asked the question another way. And then another. Finally, Card said, "Look, you can ask the question any way you want, the answer is still going to be the same."

This is the kind of thing that I love about President Bush and the people he asks to work with him. They are not about appearances and looking good all the time, they're about doing what they believe is right. And they're not afraid of being looked at unfavorably for doing that. They don't allow the media, other politicians, or opinion polls to dictate the terms on which they will operate. As Jay Nordlinger frequently says, there will never be another quite like him.

Monday, July 18, 2005

still alive

I just want to reassure everyone that I am, indeed, still alive. I know I haven't been around much on the 'Net lately, as I've been working hard on my dissertation. I did read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince during the weekend, though, and I'm excited to discuss with anyone and everyone, particularly on Chronicles. But right now, back to the old grindstone ...
He who hesitates is sometimes saved. (23 points)