Mark Steyn takes on the shallow children in Congress:
Last Thursday, Nancy Pelosi, as is the fashion, used the phrase “the children” like some twitchy verbal tic, a kind of Democrat Tourette’s syndrome: “This is a discussion about America’s children … We could establish ourselves as the children’s Congress … Come forward on behalf of the children … I tried to do that when I was sworn in as speaker surrounded by children. It was a spontaneous moment, but it was one that was clear in its message: we are gaveling this House to order on behalf of the children.”
Etc. So what is the best thing America could do “for the children”? Well, it could try not to make the same mistake as most of the rest of the Western world and avoid bequeathing the next generation a system of unsustainable entitlements that turns the entire nation into a giant Ponzi scheme.
That is the real danger of the “for the children” mantra. It really is “sticking it to the children.”
Update, Monday 22 October: Betsy has more
The beautiful RightWingSparkle shares some Shallow Political Thoughts
Update 8PM: The Republican debate started. It looks like Mitt listened to Kathleen.
Shallow Man’s Guide to the 2008 Republican Presidential Candidates
David Kennedy critiques a shallow book.
Not shallow but a lot of fun, this week’s Carnival of the Insanities
This week’s shoes, via The Manolo, who, for a change featured a pair of shoes under $100:
The Manolo shows them in black, I prefer them in red.
Amazon is now carrying Rolex:
Last but not least, this week’s WSJ’s Five Best, picked by Brian Williams,