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23Sep/084

George Will on McCain

George Will has been a strong conservative voice for as long as I can remember. I enjoy watching him on the "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" round table discussions, and I also read his columns in Newsweek. His perspective on most issues is usually backed up with common sense and logic.

After his enlightening comments on this past Sunday's "This Week", George published an opinion piece about McCain:

Conservatives who insist that electing McCain is crucial usually start, and increasingly end, by saying he would make excellent judicial selections. But the more one sees of his impulsive, intensely personal reactions to people and events, the less confidence one has that he would select judges by calm reflection and clear principles, having neither patience nor aptitude for either.

It is arguable that, because of his inexperience, Obama is not ready for the presidency. It is arguable that McCain, because of his boiling moralism and bottomless reservoir of certitudes, is not suited to the presidency. Unreadiness can be corrected, although perhaps at great cost, by experience. Can a dismaying temperament be fixed?

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  • Shannon

    Where does the quote end? Is that your sentiment that starts with “It is arguable….” or good ol George's? – your wife

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    You can differentiate the quote text because it begins with a gigantic quote and is indented further than the rest of the text. The paragraph “It is arguable…” is at the same indentation level as the previous paragraph, indicating that it is still a part of the quote from the article :)

  • Shannon

    Where does the quote end? Is that your sentiment that starts with “It is arguable….” or good ol George's? – your wife

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    You can differentiate the quote text because it begins with a gigantic quote and is indented further than the rest of the text. The paragraph “It is arguable…” is at the same indentation level as the previous paragraph, indicating that it is still a part of the quote from the article :)