WHITHER THE GROWN-UPS?

Via Greg Sargent, a quote from Condi Rice that doesn’t inspire much confidence:

“”It’s bad policy to speculate on what you’ll do if a plan fails when you’re trying to make a plan work.”

Of course if it were a prominent liberal saying that about something liberal she were up to, it would prove how liberals are cloudy-headed and un-pragmatic and hopelessly ideological, right?

FIGHTING WORDS

Ezra Klein: “Siegel did not commit an act of pedophilia (or, for that matter, statutory rape), and he spent a decade plus feeling ashamed of it. And now, he has the gall to accuse Kincaid of pedophilia for believing that our culture sexualizes children.”

Greg Sargent: “When will Wolf Blitzer, Tim Russert and other bigfoot national pundits bemoan the fact that “sensible” and “courageous” moderate Chafee may have no place in his party?”

Thomas Frank: “What our modernized liberal leaders offer — that is, when they’re not gushing about the glory of it all at Davos — is not confrontation but a kind of therapy for those flattened by the free-market hurricane: they counsel us to accept the inevitability of the situation and to try to understand how we might retrain or re-educate ourselves so we will fit in better next time.”