Friday, November 07, 2008

Looking Forward, From a Different Conservative Perspective

David Brooks sums up my expectations for the next administration pretty well. He expects a smart, well reasoned administration to buckle down and do what is right for the country, not wage ideological wars:

Walking into the Obama White House of my dreams will be like walking into the Gates Foundation. The people there will be ostentatiously pragmatic and data-driven. They’ll hunt good ideas like venture capitalists. They’ll have no faith in all-powerful bureaucrats issuing edicts from the center. Instead, they’ll use that language of decentralized networks, bottom-up reform and scalable innovation.

This is, of course, a much different 'conservative' opinion than those being expressed on,, or Rush Limbaugh's radio program. Limbaugh yesterday continued to push the language of fear, affirming that what we do not know about Obama (what IS that exactly?) will scare us to death.

For what it's worth, credit where credit is due-- Sean Hannity gave a gracious and mature congratulations to President-elect Obama at the beginning of his radio show Wednesday afternoon. I respect the man a little more because of it. I wish I could find audio of it...

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