Thursday, July 29, 2004

What The Thinking Bush-Hater Worries About In The Middle of The Night

Via the folks at Power Line, we have this nugget from one Tom Junod, a confessed Bush-hater who is apparently still willing to indulge in occasional bouts of honesty with himself.  Junod writes in Esquire magazine:

"The people who dislike George W. Bush have convinced themselves that opposition to his presidency is the most compelling moral issue of the day. Well, it's not. The most compelling moral issue of the day is exactly what he says it is, when he's not saying it's gay marriage. The reason he will be difficult to unseat in November—no matter what his approval ratings are in the summer—is that his opponents operate out of the moral certainty that he is the bad guy and needs to be replaced, while he operates out of the moral certainty that terrorists are the bad guys and need to be defeated. The first will always sound merely convenient when compared with the second. Worse, the gulf between the two kinds of certainty lends credence to the conservative notion that liberals have settled for the conviction that Bush is distasteful as a substitute for conviction—because it's easier than conviction."

Pretty good statement of the issue, don't you think?


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