Fifteen years ago, Bill Clinton set out to hang Timothy McVeigh around the necks of talk radio and, with a further stretch, Newt Gingrich and the congressional Republicans. It was an act of contemptible but undeniably brilliant opportunism. It worked so well for him that a couple of years later, after the Princess of Wales’ fatal car crash, George Stephanopoulos enthused to Christopher Hitchens: “Tony Blair’s handling this really well. This is his Oklahoma City.” As Mr. Hitchens remarked, this is the way these people think.
Quote of the Day
"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable"
-– H.L. Mencken