Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Party I'm Looking For

In the middle of this piece comes this pair of quotes:

“I would like to see us try to restrain ourselves in condemning through resolutions all of that with which we disagree,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said at the time, though he also said, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.”

By "at the same time" meaning, I suppose, in the same conversation. Which means at least he sees the connection. Which is, I suppose a sign of hope.

You see, the party I'm looking for is the one that will take the high ground and condemn the act when the opposition party does something contrary to good American habits (like legislatively condemning political speech by citizens), and then, when the opportunity comes to do the same, will let it pass -- and give the same reason for doing so.

Even if it's done only to avoid alienating voters.

Because that means that party is at least aware of the number of people out here who who think what's good for the goose may be good for the gander and still be bad for the republic.