Back in Circulation

It’s good to have the NY Times back from behind the wall. What a dumb move that was. Now I can enjoy these columnists again:

As the war has dragged on, it is hard to give Americans en masse a pass. We are too slow to notice, let alone protest, the calamities that have followed the original sin.

Frank Rich

The worst thing about Mr. Gore, from the conservative point of view, is that he keeps being right . . . He’s taken everything they could throw at him, and emerged more respected, and more credible, than ever. And it drives them crazy.

Paul Krugman

Even Tom Friedman:

Seeing Al Gore so deservedly share the Nobel Peace Prize, it is impossible not to note the contrast in his leadership and that of George W. Bush.

And last but certainly not least, Maureen Dowd, with help from Stephen Colbert. It has to be read to truly understand the context:

Bad things are happening in countries you shouldn’t have to think about. It’s all George Bush’s fault, the vice president is Satan, and God is gay.

There. Now I’ve written Frank Rich’s column too.

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