Exit, Pursued By Elephant

by Kevin D. Williamson

My congratulations to Matthew Franck et al. for having successfully chased Richard Grenell out of the Romney campaign, handing the Democrats a nice little example of Republicans’ elevating their sexual obsessions over foreign policy (for Pete’s sake). I do hope that Mr. Romney extends the appropriate gratitude for the manufactured controversy.

As Haley Barbour observed: “Purity in politics is a loser; unity in politics is a winner.  . . . If you had to agree with Haley Barbour on every issue, it would be a mighty small party. That’s just a fact, and we need people to understand that at the end of the day, Reagan was right: A person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is your friend and ally, not some 20 percent traitor.”

I suppose Haley Barbour forgot to include the no-homo caveat. Perhaps Roger Chillingsworth will take the job.