Perhaps the words of the old bluegrass song apply to Kos, an atheist: "He's more to be pitied than scolded / He needs to be loved, not despised," but I can't imagine anyone on The Corner, nor any right-leaning blogger, nor Rush Limbaugh saying anything like the Left's most popular blogger, "The Daily Kos" guy, said today:
Bush, being a petulant prick again:Civility-wise, the Left is to the Right what Al Qaeda is to America in terms of treatment of prisoners: With America there was Abu Ghraib but with Al Qaeda there are beheadings. I certainly make no claim of moral equivalency between the Left and Al Qaeda, but hate seems to be the primary fuel of both (though we can be thankful that the Left's loathing has been limited to speech). Surely part of the media buzz over Senator Obama is that he's conspicuous for being a sunny-visaged Christian liberal, which is about as rare as an albino in a nudist camp.At a private reception held at the White House with newly elected lawmakers shortly after the election, Bush asked Webb how his son, a Marine lance corporal serving in Iraq, was doing.Despite the title of this post, it's good Webb didn't slug Bush. Democrats will get back at him by making 2007 and 2008 the most miserable two years of his life.
Webb responded that he really wanted to see his son brought back home, said a person who heard about the exchange from Webb.
“I didn’t ask you that, I asked how he’s doing,” Bush retorted, according to the source.
Webb confessed that he was so angered by this that he was tempted to slug the commander-in-chief, reported the source, but of course didn’t. It’s safe to say, however, that Bush and Webb won’t be taking any overseas trips together anytime soon.