February 26, 2006

We have a "screwup" gap

Yesterday, while working near Des Moines, I stopped by Barnes & Noble to use the birthday gift certificate my in-laws gave me last week. I managed to read Bernard Goldberg's "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (and Al Franken is #37)" this morning, and I've gotta say that he's nailed it pretty well. My only concern is that we conservatives should have more of our brethren on the list. Sure, he's got Jimmy Swaggart (filthy hypocrite who can't really be considered a conservative IMHO), Ken Lay & the guy from Tyco (conservatives? I don't know, but Gordon Gekko-types like these are usually lumped into the conservative/Republican camp), Michael Savage, and some nutter who murdered an abortion doctor in front of his family.

I'd like to think that conservatives would at least be doing as much to destroy the fabric of America, through both action and inaction, than liberals are doing. Where's that famous "protestant/midwestern work ethic" we're always talking about? Shouldn't we be embarrassed that liberals are outworking us on this issue?

Why aren't we doing more to screw up the country, and why do I feel like signing this entry as "General 'Buck' Turgidson"?

Posted by Russ from Winterset at February 26, 2006 10:02 PM | TrackBack
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