The Corner

Kate, Your Words Get Around

Just appeared on the Fox affiliate out here in San Francisco, discussing the debate with Phil Angelides, the state treasurer and a co-chairman of Kerry’s campaign in California. Angelides’s opening remark? “Kerry won the debate, but don’t take my word for it. Kate O’Beirne, who writes for the very conservative National Review magazine, said she thought Bush was repetitive and tongue-tied.”

I was prepared to attack Angelides, of course, but attack the Blessed Kate? I found myself reduced to stammering an agreement that Bush had had better nights.

Let the record show that Kate O’Beirne owes Peter Robinson a beer.

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