Ed Driscoll

The Key Phrase Being "Mixed Lot"

Check out this howler in a piece in CQ Politics titled, “What McCain Defectors See in Obama”:

The defectors are a mixed lot, but all represent some brand of recognizably conservative thought. Some like Doug Kmiec, Andrew Sullivan, and Ken Adelman are probably conservatives by anyone’s definition, while others are cut partly from an older mold. They bear some resemblance to the moderate Republicanism of the Rockefeller era, but the issues of their time are not the same.

Sullivan is as conservative these days as much as John Kerry was “the right man — and the conservative choice — for a difficult and perilous time.”

(H/T: Orrin Judd, whose link to Powers’ essay is titled, “Inherit The Windbags.”)