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Last week I happened to see The Today Show for the first time since …well, for the first time since that guy with the chimp hosted it in 1953 or whenever. Meredith Viera was playing host to half-a-dozen women in brassieres talking about the problems of bras that ride up your back, don’t provide enough support in front, etc, while a couple of experts indicated flaws in the design running their fingers over the flesh like Rich pointing out deployment weaknesses over a map of the Sunni Triangle. I agree with Meredith that “the American people are sick and tired of the war in Iraq” and would rather see more bra-size features. But so what? If they’d had The Today Show in northern England in 1916, the British people would rather have had more bra-size features than the slaughter on the Somme. But even to put it in those terms – war’s a yawn; what else is on? – is a sign of potentially fatal immaturity. Our side’s failure to make enough Republican voters understand that does not speak well for us.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.


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