Saturday, January 22, 2005

Someone Gets the Bush Inaugural Speech Just About Right

David Gelernter is one of the most formidable thinkers in America today. In this Weekly Standard piece Gelernter comes perilously close to nit-picking the president's speech to death, but I think he gets it mostly right. After a number of criticisms, Gelernter concludes:

Reactionaries have more time than radicals to polish their prose. Democrats have had plenty of time to work the bugs out of their speeches; they've been saying the same damned things, more or less, for 30 years. But I'd choose a George W. Bush pronouncement over an exquisitely polished reactionary-liberal utterance any day. I'm proud of the president's speech and what it says about him, about Progressive Conservatism, and about America.



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