If there’s one message that the electorate sent the Republican Party
last week, it’s that we hadn’t given them enough of Trent Lott.
A few years back, I, my dad, and a business parter attended a CATO luncheon in San Francisco with P. J. O’Rourke as the featured speaker. I think he did a fair job of summing up and juxtaposing American politics: "Republicans: smart voters, dumb politicians; Democrats: dumb voters, smart politicians." I have yet to see anything that dissuades me from believing that rather elegant and simple view.