I thought Rich was great on C-SPAN. He made it look easy, but in fact
thinking on your feet like that isn’t easy at all. Interesting to see how
the antiwar callers cut, paleocon vs. liberal. I thought there’d be more
paleos, but actually there seem to be a lot of Sean Penn liberals out there.
As antiwar cases go, the paleos’ is much stronger than the liberals’. The
liberal case is just–as always with liberals–rooted in wishful thinking.
I’d like to see a good knock-down debate between one of us pro-war
conservatives and an antiwar paleocon. That would be an instructive and
elevating debate. On this one, liberals are just nowhere.