Friday, October 14, 2005

Well, that's not going on her study wall

Good News: The obsequious Harriet Muirs is on the cover on the current TNR.
Bad News: The article is called: Welcome to the Hackocracy

And elsewhere, conservative George Will has jumped the ship, finally realizing that the earth is round, demons aren't real, and GWB isn't a conservative. Money quote:
Conservatives are not supposed to be cuddly, or even particularly nice. They are, however, supposed to be competent. And to know that scarcity—of money, virtue, wisdom, competence, everything—forces choices. Furthermore, they are supposed to have an unsentimental commitment to meritocracy and excellence. The fact that none of those responsible for the postwar planning, or lack thereof, in Iraq have been sacked suggests—no, shouts—that in Washington today there is no serious penalty for serious failure. Hence the multiplication of failures.
(Four good Yom Kippur Posts follow this.)