A confession here, up front. I like Michael Kinsley. I think he's one of the smarter, wittier pundits on the lefthand side of the aisle. I don't agree with everything he says, but then, I don't agree with everything the great Hitchens says, either. Kinsley (hat tip to RealClearPolitics) has just written a positively gushing review of Bush's news conference last week in the Washington Post. He give high marks to the President for his honesty on Social Security, the progressivity of his latest reform plan, his take on the judicial nominations, and his handling of the faith question.
Read Kinsley's piece, then take another look at the vile garbage at the Daily Kos, and see how big a divide there is in today's Democratic party. Today, the Kossacks are tearing up Laura Bush after her wonderful performance at the Correspondents Dinner, taking her very funny shots at Bush at face value (apparently they are unfamiliar with the concept of a 'roast'), and making explicit sexual references towards the first lady. I've been too easy on the Kos - as we get nearer to 2008, I'm going to shine a bigger and bigger spotlight on the antics at his website, and remind those elected officials who take money from him and post at his site what they are associating with. The divide between a Kinsley and a Kos is quite simple - it's the difference between a man and a boy.