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My Al Haig Moment Cometh

Since it looks like Spain and Portugal may be the next to catch the financial rage virus taking over Greece, and since Rich and much of the National Review senior leadership are in Spain and Portugal this week for the NR cruise, I just want everyone to know that I am ready to seize the reins of power despite the fact that I am nowhere near the line of succession to the throne. I will  rule wisely, but sternly over my colleagues (particularly when it comes to those too keen to mention the aforementioned thing about the proper line of succession). You can call me the Goodluck Jonathan of NR.

Jonah Goldberg, a senior editor of National Review and the author of Suicide of the West, holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute.

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