My political epiphany occurred there, too. (No, not at the hot tub party. In California.) Continue reading
There’s a story speechwriters love about a man who drowned in the Johnstown Flood. When he got to Heaven he told St. Peter the flood was such an interesting experience he thought folks there might want to hear a speech about it.
St. Peter said, “Okay – but don’t make it too big a deal. Noah’ll be in the crowd.”
It’s best not to look too closely at these stories. Can’t Noah stay home if he wants? It’s Heaven! Still, it’s good to have listeners who know a lot. They have insight. One imagines Noah scowling in his seat or during the Q&A asking why the guy didn’t build an ark.
Which is why it was so disappointing to read the response to last week’s State of the Union speech by two former speechwriters turned pundits, Charles Krauthammer and Michael Gerson. Continue reading
Bob Lehrman sees a depressing parallel between the recent Michael Gerson and Charles Krauthammer attacks on Obama “ambivalence” and Democrats’ armchair psychologizing of George W. Bush. Continue reading