Wednesday, April 23, 2003
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!: OxBlog is one
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!: OxBlog is one year old today -- so go check out their sight.
I, for one, find them invaluable as a labor-saving device. For example, I was going to write up a long post about why Newt Gingrich's shot across Colin Powell's bow disturbed me so much -- because it presumed that the flaws in U.S. foreign policy lay in Powell's management of the State Department and not Bush's management of his cabinet. To highlight Powell's failure at diplomacy without any mention of Donald Rumsfeld's verbal gaffes in this area strikes me as fatuous. [So you're letting Powell off the hook?--ed. Go back and read this post; I'm an equal-opportunity critic]
Fortunately, I don't have to discuss this any further. Go read David Adesnik's thorough post on the subject. It also mentions beaches in Thailand.
UPDATE: According to the New York Times, the White House is having the same reaction I did:
posted by Dan on 04.23.03 at 11:33 AM