Reading the pundits in the WaPost is like eating toast without butter, pretty dry stuff. That's why I was delighted to read Kathleen Parker today
Politicians say the darnedest things, especially when their lips are moving.
Perhaps it is on account of such a long primary season, but the more they talk, the tastier their feet. While Mitt Romney is merely guilty of saying things that make him seem disconnected from the lives of most Americans, Rick Santorum makes ideological statements that make him appear to be disconnected from the present tense.
Parker is a conservative whose writing is sometimes superb even when I don't agree with her (Richard Cohen is another whose writing I enjoy). Parker gets annoyed at the extremism in the current Republican party and sometimes calls them out on it. Her columns about Democrats are about what you would expect from a fairly sane rightwinger, and, let's admit it, we need more of them. I spend a lot of time on lefty blogs and they make great points and are quite good at pointing out wingnuttery, but the spin can get annoying. The truth is, the left is not always right and the sane righties are sometimes right. It's hard to know when you're wrong if you only read the stuff you agree with.