The only word -- the only mood -- that jumped to mind while reading about President Bush's speech today
was sadness. He may have read about Lincoln's inspiring determination, graciousness, humility, insight and eloquence about to how to persevere and bind a nation's wounds in order to push forward. But Congressional elections are Congressional elections. ...Update
-- John 'Thanks Dad' Podhoretz
thinks he knows what critics are feeling: 'fear.' If you say so, John. ... He's even channeling Bush's 'make no mistake' line. Retro rhetoric is all the rage these days. ...