Kathleen Parker, a conservative columnist, shocked most in her party when she took Palin to task in her column September 26.
I’ve also noticed that I watch her interviews with the held breath of an anxious parent, my finger poised over the mute button in case it gets too painful. Unfortunately, it often does. My cringe reflex is exhausted. <> If BS were currency, Palin could bail out Wall Street herself.
Radical conservatives are still having an interesting time of it, though these days they are being mutilated by fellow “conservatives.” The well-fed Right now cultivates ignorance as a political strategy and humiliates itself when its brightest sons seek sanctuary in the solitude of personal honor. [emphasis mine]
The solitude of personal honor. What a powerful description of the quest leaders take to find, and then maintain, their personal honor and authenticity when swimming upstream against the popular current of the day.
Congratulations to Christopher Buckley for his endorsement, (it even cost him his job at the National Review, the magazine his father founded), and to Kathleen Parker for stepping up and defending him.
All of this is conservative news yet it bears directly on Obama’s pledge to defend Democratic principles while reaching out inclusively to others. Hat Tip to The Daily Dish.