Sooner or later, of course, Christopher Buckley will come back. (All right, maybe later rather than sooner. But it’ll happen.) In the meantime, welcome, Wendy Button, a former speechwriter for Obama who has announced she’ll be voting for McCain. Zowie. This woman can write. On Palin:
Governor Palin and I don’t agree on a lot of things, mostly social issues. But I have grown to appreciate the Governor. I was one of those initial skeptics and would laugh at the pictures. Not anymore. When someone takes on a corrupt political machine and a sitting governor, that is not done by someone with a low I.Q. or a moral core made of tissue paper. When someone fights her way to get scholarships and work her way through college even in a jagged line, that shows determination and humility you can’t learn from reading Reinhold Niebuhr. When a mother brings her son with special needs onto the national stage with love, honesty, and pride, that gives hope to families like mine as my older brother lives with a mental disability. And when someone can sit on a stage during the Sarah Palin rap on Saturday Night Live, put her hands in the air and watch someone in a moose costume get shot—that’s a sign of both humor and humanity.
Hat tip: Todd Zywicki of the Volokh Conspiracy.
UPDATE: A hat tip likewise to Mark Steyn, who, I just noticed, spotted this very same item…about 24 hours before I did.