Well, he left with a smooth phrase, something that probably would
have pleased his Dad:
"I no longer have any clear idea what, exactly, the modern
conservative movement stands for. Eight years of "conservative"
government has brought us a doubled national debt, ruinous expansion
of entitlement programs, bridges to nowhere, poster boy Jack
Abramoff and an ill-premised, ill-waged war conducted by politicians
of breathtaking arrogance. As a sideshow, it brought us a truly
obscene attempt at federal intervention in the Terry Schiavo case."
This prompted this exchange on AFCA:
Veronique: I've been wondering for years what "conservative" meant. Interesting
to see an actual conservative wonder the same thing.
Greg: Jerry Pournelle talks about being drummed out of the conservative movement. Andrew Sullivan calls himself a conservative but endorsed Kerry and is near-orgasmic over Obama. The conservatives are out there. They just don't have a party anymore.