Perspective, boys, perspective

September 3, 2010 at 8:34am

Jim Geraghty over at National Review Online is now clearly in the Mike Castle camp, or at least carrying lots of water for him. 


As I recall, National Review endorsed John McCain over J.D. Hayworth.  I don't recall any concerns mentioned about his Keating Five role or his widely reported temper tantrums.  No, J.D., we were told, had all kinds of flaws.  Hell, he even did an infomerical promoting federal grants, which would not have to be paid back.  These, they concluded, were fatal flaws.  All of McCain's disastrous positions and tactics over the years -- from his opposition to the Bush tax cuts, promotion of cap-and-trade, support of amnesty, draconian efforts to limit free political speech, etc., etc., were to be forgiven, or in the big scheme of things, tolerated.  I believe we will pay a heavy price for McCain's return.


Now, here comes Christine O'Donnell, another imperfect human-being and candidate.  She's had financial difficulties.  That's not unique, is it?  Of course, Castle has been on the public dole for decades.  We, the people, pay his rent, so he hasn't had to deal with the ups and downs of private sector life.  However, Geraghty all but finds O'Donnell guilty of perjury given her radio interview and financial disclosure report.  I guess that means Joe Biden is headed to prison for campaign violations since campaign reports are also filed under penalty of perjury. 


I usually like Geraghty's work.  He's a smart, analytical young man.  But perhaps he's more Republican than conservative.  That's ok, mind you.  But it is what it is.  I am hopeful he will spend a little more time digging further into Castle's financial and voting records before the primary is over, but time is running out.  And we have a Constitution to reestablish.  Perspective, boys, perspective.