Los Angeles Times Editorial Page Goes Bonkers
So this was one of those rare times I was looking for an eloquent editorial that would take the President on, and raise the questions I had.
But I didn't find it in the Los Angeles Times.
The editorial operation directed by Michael Kinsley can't hit water if it falls out of a boat.
The Friday, Jan. 21 editorial, "No Country Left Behind," compared President Bush at one point to Jimmy Carter and at another point suggested his views were nearly Marxist. These are fanciful comparisons. To be fair, the comparison to Woodrow Wilson, a President who also tried to save the world, was more apt.
The summary of the editorial called Bush's speech "frightening," but finally settled in its conclusion on merely saying the next four years will be "interesting."
This is no way to write a negative editorial. Under Kinsley, the Times' editorial pages have frequently been screeching. In trying this time merely to be cute, Kinsley must have been drinking some of the more polluted waters of Puget Sound in the state where he votes..