The Corner

9/11 Changing Everything

Come to think of it, are there any major Democrats other than Zell Miller — and to a lesser extent Joe Lieberman — who can claim 9/11 changed everything for them? I mean in a hawkish way. Obviously Wes Clark became more dovish because of 9/11. To her credit, Hillary became more centrist, but you don’t hear her speaking in convincing terms about how everything’s changed (I’m sure, however, she’s used the cliché about how “everything’s changed”). Her big issue is first-responders. They’re important of course, but by definition they respond to attacks. Spending money on paramedics is honorable, but it ain’t hawkish.