Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Disturbing the Clowns
William Greider has a great editorial piece at The Nation. He writes about a peculiar politician.
Feingold has a reputation for such quaint deviations--a naïf who voted against the war in Iraq and the Patriot Act. On principle! How naïve is that? He talks like he might run for President, yet he seems tone-deaf to the artful resonances of power politics--the cutesy games insiders play and the press cherishes. Hey, what is this Constitution thing anyway? The senator is peculiar in this era of decaying democracy. There was a time, believe it or not, when his type was a familiar presence in the Senate.

Get to know Feingold. Check out his voting record. We desperately need a man of principle in the White House. I hope he runs in 2008.