Thursday, October 21, 2010
Shorter David Broder:
My hope is that today's politicians will behave like those who were born 97 years ago.
(Hey, he was born in '13, too!)
Loved this part: "They (Ford and Dole) won the ultimate tests of character for two reasons. They did not sacrifice their political principles." They might have been better off if they had.
Ford may have had character, but he was dumb as a doorknob. Dole had neither character nor smarts. Google "There is no Soviet domination of eastern Europe" and "Democrat wars" for a taste of the wit and wisdom of the fellers that still make Broder swoon after all these years.
I liked Ford. He said one of the things he was proudest of was appointing John Paul Stevens to the Supreme Court. And he said that after Stevens was on the court for many years - when his orientation was clearly liberal.
Ford didn't seem sharp, but I think character can sometimes make up for that (by appointing smart people with integrity to subordinate positions).
The Davids should band into Broder & Brooks. They love to paddle in circles politically.