Friday, June 08, 2012

Line of the Day

From the inconsistent but sometimes brilliant Peggy Noonan, a brilliant observation:

Most ominously, there are the national-security leaks that are becoming a national scandal—the "avalanche of leaks," according to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, that are somehow and for some reason coming out of the administration. A terrorist "kill list," reports of U.S. spies infiltrating Al Qaeda in Yemen, stories about Osama bin Laden's DNA and how America got it, and U.S. involvement in the Stuxnet computer virus, used against Iranian nuclear facilities. These leaks, say the California Democrat, put "American lives in jeopardy," put "our nation's security in jeopardy."

This isn't the usual—this is something different. A special counsel may be appointed.

And where is the president in all this? On his way to Anna Wintour's house. He's busy. He's running for president.

But why? He could be president now if he wanted to be.


Brian said...

That is great.

If the presidency were limited to a single, 6-year term (ideally one out of phase with Senate elections) we'd have much less of a permanent campaign season, and no presidents running for office when they ought to be running the country.

The downside of course being no more opportunity to vote them out of office.

Mr. D said...

Hmm... I hadn't thought of the single 6-year term. Interesting idea.

Gino said...

yeah, it works in Mexico pretty well...

redsquirrel said...

I'd rather make life hell for all politicians (especially leftists).

Turn politics into a life nobody wants, or could tolerate for very long.(self-imposed term limits)