Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Rich Lowry of the National Review says none of the current Republican contenders blows his skirt up:

With Governor Daniels deciding over the weekend not to run, it is slowly dawning on the Republican mind that the party’s choice may effectively come down to Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty. This prospect produces a range of emotions running from disappointment to panic.


Awww, Rich. You’re just waiting for Palin to wink at you again and sends those starbursts shooting around the room, aren’t you? In case anyone has missed it — and just because I love repeating it — I present to you the single lamest thing ever said about politics since the beginning of time. This was written by Lowry the morning after the VP debate in 2008:

I’m sure I’m not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, “Hey, I think she just winked at me.” And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can’t be learned; it’s either something you have or you don’t, and man, she’s got it.

If I ever meet Rich Lowry, I’m not going to shake his hand. I’m just going to point and laugh.