Robert Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics:
1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
2. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.
3. The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.
On the other hand, Jim Geraghty writes:
Two words for anybody who thinks this immigration bill is a done deal, and there’s no way enough opposition builds: Harriet Miers.
And finally, your George Orwell meets Malcolm Muggeridge moment of the day: a reporter at a press conference on the immigration compromise yesterday actually asked about “law-abiding illegal workers“.
Can you say cognitive dissonance? I knew that you could!