Actually, the first half of this article from Peggy Noonan is not all that bad. But Ms. Noonan goes astray somewhere in between blaming Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for everything from all the ills of the Republican Party to the Kennedy assassination.
This is the part I cannot abide:
"Here's why all this matters. The world is a dangerous place. It has never been more so, or more complicated, more straining of the reasoning powers of those with actual genius and true judgment. This is a time for conservative leaders who know how to think.
Here are a few examples of what we may face in the next 10 years: a profound and prolonged American crash, with the admission of bankruptcy and the spread of deep social unrest; one or more American cities getting hit with weapons of mass destruction from an unknown source; faint glimmers of actual secessionist movements as Americans for various reasons and in various areas decide the burdens and assumptions of the federal government are no longer attractive or legitimate.
The era we face, that is soon upon us, will require a great deal from our leaders. They had better be sturdy. They will have to be gifted. There will be many who cannot, and should not, make the cut. Now is the time to look for those who can. And so the Republican Party should get serious, as serious as the age, because that is what a grown-up, responsible party—a party that deserves to lead—would do."
Just how are the Democrats meeting these standards, Ms. Noonan? How is the boy-wonder president that you were so infatuated with not so long ago doing on that score? Not so great, eh?
Ms, Noonan, if you are so concerned all these catastrophe coming to be, try concentrating fire on those in power right now who are acting to bring them about as a matter of policy.