Line of the Day (Tea Party Presidential Candidates Edition)
“A political movement that never took governing seriously was exploited by a succession of political entrepreneurs uninterested in governing—but all too interested in merchandising”—David Frum.
This is one target, especially the part of about not taking governing seriously. It is one thing to be skeptical about specific policies or to have a vision of limited government that one believes to be appropriate. It is yet another to act like governing itself doesn’t matter or that it requires no special skills or knowledge.
A reminder of the Tea Party preferred candidates to date: Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich.
Not exactly the stuff of legend (at least not in a good way).