Sunday, August 17, 2003

Definitions of "virtue" may vary

NZPundit pines for a return to past virtue:

Bush is proving himself a bit of a big spending liberal when it comes to domestic politics. But if it keeps him in for another term and allows a generation of 'Bush' babies to be reared in a climate where the manly virtues are once again appreciated, it'll be worth the deficit.

"Manly virtues"? The chief character traits Bush has displayed so far are things like stupidity, ignorance, arrogance, vindictiveness, and aggression; a desire to use force as a first resort, not a last one. These are the "virtues" of a schoolyard bully. They are not admirable, and they should not be appreciated.

But then again, I'm just a limp-wristed liberal, not a Real ManTM, so what the hell would I know?