January 23, 2006

POISONED BY THESE FAIRLY TALES (*):

The 'nice' party is losing its innocence (FRASER NELSON, 1/23/06, The Scotsman)

THE nice party is losing its innocence. For years, the Liberal Democrats have traded on their character - a vote for them was, essentially, a vote for decency. It was a temptation that fate could not resist.

Charles Kennedy, on whose personal standing the party drew much of its support, has now quit - admitting he had a drink problem and had repeatedly lied about his condition.

Now Mark Oaten has quit as its home affairs spokesman under the most lurid of circumstances: a married father of two caught visiting a male prostitute. The Lib Dems are used to being called naive and insubstantial - but they now risk looking sleazy.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 23, 2006 3:18 PM
Comments

Don Henley, End of the Innocence...

Posted by: b at January 23, 2006 4:18 PM

I'm confused. Are they talking about Canada or Massachusets?

Posted by: Genecis at January 23, 2006 4:43 PM

b:

Send your address & I'll send a book.

Posted by: oj at January 23, 2006 4:46 PM

Sorry for the blog cross-reference. Hog on Ice (Eat What You Want And Die Like A Man Cookbook) yesterday had a great compare and contrast in which he defined Liberals.

[...]I have been around conservative Christians all my life, and I can tell you that they are the finest people I have ever been blessed to know. They are not perfect, but they are kind and generous and principled, to a degree which is very rare in the secular world. On the other hand, I've found liberals to be whiny, dishonest, undisciplined, spoiled, inconsiderate, intolerant, deeply cynical, and immature. They mistake sex for love, adolescent rebellion for wisdom, youth for virtue, envy of the responsible and productive for love for the poor, and a desire to control others--right down to their words and thoughts--for civic-mindedness.

http://www.hogonice.com/2006/01/another_victory_for_comment_mo.html

Almost sounds like something Lou would write...

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at January 23, 2006 4:58 PM
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