Thursday, June 21, 2007

Blue Moon

[posted by Callimachus]

Sen. Carl Levin tells a
Lincoln story in defense of his Iraq war funding vote, and as far as I can tell he doesn't do any gross injustice to the reality, which is rare for a politician invoking Lincoln in this war. It helps that it's not a Civil War anecdote, but a much simpler account of "Spotty Lincoln" in Congress in the Mexican-American War.