A Mind That Suits What doesn't kill me, makes me laugh... usually.

Friday, February 20, 2004 :::
To start with the grim news, the Colorado football program situation keeps getting worse and worse, and it is very hard not to think that where there is smoke, there is fire. Or, in this case, there are fires--the fires of hell. It was touching of course to see the President of the University of Colorado, Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman, vowing to get to the bottom of it all, placing the coach on paid administrative leave, appointing a committee to investigate, and all that. However, one could not help but think of the board of the University of Indiana, which took no action against Bobby Knight until 3 freshman stars quit in frustration and transfered, threatening Indiana's long winning record. It would be nice if someone had stepped in early. Both times.

One should, of course, begin each Friday with the indispensable Wall Street Journal's Taste Page, which can be linked easily through opinionjournal.com . Today brings a rich bounty over at opinionjournal, with an absolutely riveting piece, as usual, by Daniel Henninger, and a brilliant lead editorial on the long-brewing mini-scandal over who leaked Virginia Plame's name to Bob Novak, journalistic hypocrisy being the main theme today. The latter bears all the marks of having been written by William McGurn, the Journal's masterful lead editorial writer. He also has a heartfelt piece on the joys of owning a jalopy over On the Taste page, and Mark Steyn's piece on Canadian humor, or lack thereof, could not be beat. A great 15 minutes or so to end the week and start the weekend.

The editorial, alas, bears a headline with word the indispensable Journal just loves to overuse these days, kerfuffle. It is a great word, and it is nice to see it back in circulation. But it cannot be applied to the intelligence debacle that led up to the current war, nor can it be used to cover up the fact that a majority of Americans think that our illustrious but overreaching President lied. He didn't; he overreached. Conservative commentators have been exerting themselves to dismiss the polls showing nearly any Democrat beating Bush. They skip the poll numbers about the WMD problem. Until conservatives face up to that, "debacle" may be the mot juste for what is coming in November.

::: posted by A Mind That Suits at 1:55 PM



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