I wanted to just pull a quote from this for my sigline but there were so many good ones, I decided to devote a thread to them. This is a paraphrasing of R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. book, The Death of Liberalism. It's awesome. "The difference between a free Government and a Government which is not free is principally this -- that a Government which is not free interferes with everything it can, and a free Government interferes with nothing except what it must.* Rational political actors do not get drunk and leave a girl in a car to drown then resume a lifelong Senate career as if nothing untoward had happened. *Paying off a pregnant mistress with tax-deductible funds after exhibiting one's streak of anti-Semitism by musing aloud to a reporter about New York City as "Hymietown" shouldn't make one a serious player in a serious political party. Not to mention that fiddling with an intern and lying about it to a grand jury should cause more than an "ahem" from a party that insists it is fighting some grand war for women. The plagiarism scandal of Joe Biden has elevated him to the vice-presidency."