The Corner

Bennett for Veep

An e-mail:

Kathryn,You ask if anyone is like Dick Cheney. I hold him in equally high esteem, but think you answered the question in your own post. The one man in American politics like Dick Cheney is Bill Bennett. He would be a spectacular VP pick. He’s brilliant, experienced in the ways of DC, has both gravitas and a sense of humor (not an easy mix, but Cheney has it and so does Rumsfeld–the only other man I can think of as “Dick Cheney like”), and best of all, he doesn’t suffer fools. He will never apologize for telling the truth and isn’t it funny how the attacks die down when he defends his words and deeds rather than apologizing for them? I am so very sick of craven politicians. Bennett or a man like him–I’d still love to see Cheney run–would be a welcome tonic for the 2008 election season. And not long ago I heard him hint that he’d do it.

Most Popular

Elections

Fire Brenda Snipes

Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections in Florida’s Broward County, does not deserve to be within a thousand miles of any election office anywhere in these United States. She should be fired at the earliest possible opportunity. Snipes has held her position since 2003, in which year her predecessor, ... Read More
PC Culture

The Lonely Mob

Just before the election, an Andrew Gillum intern named Shelby Shoup was arrested and charged with battery after assaulting some college Republicans on the campus of Florida State University. It was rather less exciting than that sounds: She went on a rant about “Nazis” and “fascism” — Gillum’s ... Read More
World

How Immigration Changes Britain

Almost nothing is discussed as badly in America or Europe as the subject of immigration. And one reason is that it remains almost impossible to have any sensible or rational public discussion of its consequences. Or rather it is eminently possible to have a discussion about the upsides (“diversity,” talent, ... Read More
Elections

Sorry, Brian Kemp Still Won

Here was the state of play as of yesterday per the Kemp campaign’s breakdown of publicly available information: As of Saturday, November 10, 2018 (12:00 p.m.) *Information below is public.  Total votes reported: 3,924,658 Kemp: 1,975,162 (50.33%) Abrams: 1,912,383 (48.73%) Metz: ... Read More
Elections

The Georgia Smear

Back in 2016, when Trump refused to say he’d necessarily accept the result if he lost, we were told that this was a terrible violation of democratic norms. Now, refusing to accept that you lost an election is the highest form of patriotism. Not only are the media and the Left not pressuring Stacey Abrams to ... Read More