Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Trans-Atlantic sense

This is a very sensible column from Jonah Goldberg over at National Review. It starts in fine form:

Politics has a math of its own. Whereas a scientifically minded person might see things this way: One person who says 2+2=5 is an idiot; two people who think 2+2=5 are two idiots; and a million people who think 2+2=5 are a whole lot of idiots—political math works differently.

Strikes me as pretty accurate.

It is of course the underlying calculation behind the timing of the Blair resignation: if he can hug as much opprobrium to his bosom as possible, the Gobblin' King (hat tip DK) can come in and "be the change electors need", and the idiot-electorate will back him up.

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