All those interesting people marched last weekend in Our Nation’s Capital, and we’ve all had a great deal of good sport in the intervening time pointing them out, slapping our thighs and counting our blessings for political adversaries like these.
But yet, it was somehow incomplete. Something was missing, something ineffable…
At some point the adamantine skulls of the rally organizers might be penetrated by the realization that the “anti-war” cause is not served by letting the death-to-Israel crowd trot alongside, or diluting the message with a million other complaints. Middle America might have legitimate gripes with the Administration’s war policy, but they’re disinclined to side with hairy people who paint Bush as Hitler with dripping fangs. It’s like holding a rally for lower taxes and inviting the Klan: doesn’t broaden the base.
Lileks, of course. You know what to do.