David Frum compliments lefty bloggers—watch for flying pigs
The January-February issue of National Interest, a mainstay of America’s neo-con commentariat, has two aspects of note. First, it is the last issue listing Conrad Black as a member of its advisory council. The reason for his departure, other than the obvious, may include the fact that his decidedly former pal Henry Kissinger is the publication’s honorary chairman. The second aspect, much as it galls me to say, is an intriguing piece on the influence of the blogosphere on American foreign policy debates written by former White House speech scribbler and big-time Conrad Black apologist David Frum.
Frum argues that, in their rush to bury the Bush administration and install a pure laine leftist regime, the populist left has split away from the sensible left. This, of course, means reducing the entire neo-commie enterprise to the same schizoid state as the right (Country Club Republicans vs. The Neo-Cons vs. The Christian Right) under Bush/Cheney. In the end, David Frum, who has made clear his misgivings about Mr. Bush, actually (gasp!) compliments lefty bloggers: “The populist protesters of 2007 are far more informed and far more sophisticated than their predecessors of 1973, who were in turn a major improvement over those of 1950, 1935 and 1920.”
What next? Obama/Frum 2008?
• Foggy Bloggom [National Interest]