Wednesday, January 24, 2007

One-Trick Pony Boy

WaPo's Harold Myerson opines about the "Delusional Hedgehog." He reiterates another criticism of Chimpy's "stay the course."
The decline in Bush's support to Watergate-era Nixonian depths since he announced that his new Iraq policy was his old Iraq policy, only more so, stems, I suspect, from three conclusions that the public has reached about the president and his war. The first, simply, is that the war is no longer winnable and, worse, barely comprehensible since it has evolved into a Sunni-Shiite conflict. The second is that Bush, in all matters pertaining to his war, is a one-trick president who keeps doing the same thing over and over, never mind that it hasn't worked. In Isaiah Berlin's typology of leaders, Bush isn't merely a hedgehog who knows one thing rather than many things. He's a delusional hedgehog who knows one thing that isn't so.

3 comments:

immanentize said...

Now that hedgehog looks cute and alert. Must be a Democtratic hedgehog rather than the slugful and gormley Bush variety....

MarcLord said...

Hope,

I thought we had agreed you would stop reading the Washington Post. You didn't read it directly from their site, did you? Please tell me you didn't...BUY a copy?

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

WaPo has its moments and that hedgehog looks like he's been smoking a blunt. I hesitated in posting the pic only because he's better looking than the chimp.