Figuratively. (At least for now.) The Oct. issue of Washington Monthly is a scorching read: a bevy of conservatives on why it's good for the country that the GOP loses in '06 and '08.
On President Bush's remark that he had consulted "a higher father" before invading Iraq. Buckley: "That frisson you feel going up your spine is the realization that he meant it."
On Bush's political philosophy: "incontinent conservatism."
On Bush's accomplishments: "Democracy is on the march....Just ask Hamas."
On elections:"My fellow Republicans, it is time, as Madison said in the Federalist 76, to "Hand over the tiller of governance, that others may fuck things up for a change."
Bruce Bartlett writes "Bring on Pelosi." Joe Scarborough writes "And we thought Clinton had no self-control." Says Joe: "With any luck the Democrats will launch destructive investigations..." Bruce Fein assails the "super-imperial presidency" and compares the seizure and indefinite detention of Americans to the lettres de cachet of pre-revolutionary France. Richard Vigeurie says "The show must not go on."