'A proposed pecking order'
You really ought to check this out
. It's Brad DeLong's mischievous idea to create a 'pecking order' of respect for individual conservatives, based on when they abandoned Bush. Example: 'Brent Scowcroft, Honest Conservative Class of 2004.' ... I'd actually put him in the class of 2002 or 2003, but you get the idea. ... The comments are excellent, so good they're making me rethink my no-comments policy, though I still don't have time or inclination to moderate or hack out spam comments. ... Kate's comments are great. But I liked this one: "Trying to save conservatism from conservatives is like trying to save communism from communists." Ouch. ... Of course a similar list could be made for liberals, based on different benchmarks. I'm open to suggestions. ... OK, where would I fit in? Based on Brad's tentative rules, I'd be disqualified for consideration. I'm a moderate conservative Class of '92. Haven't voted for a Bush since '88. Sorry, Duke fans. I have no regrets. ... Via AS
, who, not surprisingly, thinks the respect cut-off point is 2004, when he switched his mind. Not so fast, Andrew. ...