Voice and Silent Running
Rick Perlstein of the Village Voice, in his article What liberal infidels will never understand about the president: The Church of Bush, thinks GWB supporters are simple-minded cultists “who never, ever are tough on him”.
Silent Running‘s Wind Rider went through the trouble of doing a thorough fisking of Perlstein’s article. One of the comments in Silent Running points to an article by Francis W. Porretto on the question of loyalty and character,
Loyalty, like so many other things, is a matter of character.
Character trumps all. I’ve been saying that a lot these last few months. There’s never been more confirmation available to the casual observer. Character is why Bill Clinton surrounded himself with persons as corrupt or corruptible as he. Character is why John Kerry demands sycophantic deference from everyone around him, to the extent of not even allowing his running mate to answer questions put directly to him during a broadcast interview. Character is why hundreds of millions around the world mourned the passing of Ronald Reagan as an epochal tragedy. Character is why George Bush and his Administration have not one blot upon them, despite three and a half years of determined attempts to stain them by the Democrats and the Left.
Then, on the other hand, there are those (conservative or not) who believe that national security is the #1 issue, and GWB’s doing the right things, and will continue doing them. Kerry’s waffling, which reflects both on his character and on his view of national security, simply isn’t an option.