Monday, July 23, 2007

Coming Events: Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton

Monday, July 23, 2007: As I said earlier, I'm taking a few days off. Later today, I'll write a few comments about Dimitri Vassilaros' column regarding Palin supporters, including yours truly. Tomorrow I'll write about Asst. Sec. of Defense Eric Edelman's criticisms of Hillary Clinton (and others) seeking "contingency plans" for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. The two subjects -- the growing support for Sarah Palin and the rise to prominence of Hillary Clinton -- are of course connected. Mrs. Palin, a model of decency and conviction, is the "anti-Hillary."

Not to leave anyone in suspense on the Edelman matter: I agree strong with him that the irresponsible actions of Mrs. Clinton and the anti-war group encourage our enemies and put our soldiers at greatest risk. Like Edelman, she is an American citizen with a perfect right to express her views. Unlike Edelman, she doesn't seem to have a grasp that her "ideas," good ones and bad ones, have consequences.

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