Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Coalition of the Will

I have agreed with arch-conservative stuffed shirt George Will many times in the past -- although to be honest only when our sons were on the same American Legion baseball team for a season, and presumably Mr. Will (that's what we tee-shirted, unshaven, beer-gutted dads were required to call him) shared my desire to see victory.

I was also fairly impressed when, in 1988 he likened then-presidential candidate George Herbert Walker Bush's rhetoric to "the tinny arf of a lapdog."

Today is another rare case of alignment, as Mr. Will wrote in his syndicated column what I have been saying almost daily for about a month: John McCain is unfit for the presidency. It was as close to an official endorsement of Barack Obama as Mr. Will could come without shaking loose the thunder of 50 years of conservative shibboleth.

Mr. Will concluded his column with these words:

It is arguable that, because of his inexperience, Obama is not ready for the presidency. It is arguable that McCain, because of his boiling moralism and bottomless reservoir of certitudes, is not suited to the presidency. Unreadiness can be corrected, although perhaps at great cost, by experience. Can a dismaying temperament be fixed?

Read it all for yourself here:

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