‘Dan­ger­ous brew’

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“You can read 1,000 pro­files of GOP pres­i­den­tial front-run­ner John McCain with­out en­coun­ter­ing a sin­gle para­graph ex­am­in­ing his core ide­o­log­i­cal phi­los­o­phy. [. . .]

“Sift­ing through McCain’s four best­selling books and nearly three decades of work on Capi­tol Hill, a dis­tinct approach to­ward gov­er­nance be­gins to emerge. And it’s one that the elec­torate ought to be par­tic­u­larly wor­ried about right now. McCain, it turns out, wants to re­store your faith in the U.S. gov­ern­ment by any means nec­es­sary, even if that re­quires thou­sands of more mil­i­tary deaths, na­tional ser­vice for civil­ians and fed­eral mi­cro­manag­ing of in­nu­mer­able private trans­ac­tions. He’ll kick down the doors of board­room and bed­room, mix­ing Democrats’ nan­nys­tate reg­u­la­tions with the GOP’s red-meat pa­ter­nal­ism in a dan­ger­ous brew of gov­ern­ment ac­tivism. And he’s try­ing to ac­com­plish this, in part, for rea­sons of self-re­al­iza­tion.”

— Matt Welch, writ­ing on “Do we need an­other T.R.?” Nov. 26 in the Los An­ge­les Times

Sur­prise ... yet an­other an­tiBush rant from Hol­ly­wood. Danny DeVito

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