Toad in the Hole

September 05, 2005

What Have We Come To

...that my reaction to the news of Rehnquist's death was, "Oh, shit!" (And I know I'm not alone.)

Twenty years ago, could anyone have convinced you that we'd feel that way?

Thirty years ago, did you think anything could possibly make Nixon look good by comparison?

Forty years ago, did you think we'd miss Goldwater?

Fifty years ago, did you think Eisenhower would sound like a prophet, if a master of understatement, when he tossed out that warning about "the military-industrial complex"?

Posted at September 5, 2005 03:47 AM