The Art of the Matter
Yesterday, I wrote a piece about all the many things that Republicans on the House Impeachment Committee have been repeatedly bringing up as supposed argument, and I explained why each of them had absolutely no merit. This reminded the inveterate Chris Dunn of a column that Art Buchwald had written during the Watergate investigation. (Actually, he said it was an article that was making its way around the Internet, but since he said he had a big collection of Art Buchwald books -- as do I -- I'm going to go with him being modest and give him the bonus points.)
The thing about this article is that it's a bit more serious than most of Buchwald's columns, though it's still pretty funny. However, what most stands out is not just how terrific it is... but scary incredibly how close SO many of his points are to Republican Talking Points today. You could probably edit the piece down just a small bit and you'd think it was written yesterday. This shows both Buchwald's insight and how little conservatives have changed in 46 years -- which ultimately I guess is one of the foundations of being a conservative.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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