Thursday, November 05, 2009

But Wait!

But wait! Is this the same Bob McDonnell who, until Tuesday night, was a far-right candidate determined to chain women to their stoves? In September, Dionne wrote that McDonnell was a "onetime protege of Pat Robertson" who once wrote a paper, "unearthed by the Washington Post," that argued:

...that working mothers were detrimental to the family and that he opposed a Supreme Court decision legalizing contraception for married couples. He had some less than kind words about homosexuals.

Dionne was willing to turn this supposed Neanderthal into a moderate--almost "a Barack Obama centrist!"--in order to avoid admitting the unacceptable, that Tuesday's elections were a big win for conservatives.