Thursday, October 30, 2008

Will Ditches McCain

George F. Will lives in a very ordered world. He likes things nice and neat. For example, he’s a baseball fan, which is a very orderly game as opposed to football, which is all crash and tussle, and basketball, which never stops unless there’s a foul. So it’s no surprise that he’s turned up his nose at the McCain campaign’s dithering and carelessness.

From the invasion of Iraq to the selection of Sarah Palin, carelessness has characterized recent episodes of faux conservatism. Tuesday’s probable repudiation of the Republican Party will punish characteristics displayed in the campaign’s closing days.

He then turns his scorn on Sarah Palin and the public financing of the campaigns, noting that when the bills are added up, all the campaigns combined will have spent a billion dollars less than America spends on potato chips.

I don’t know if Mr. Will will actually vote for Barack Obama; somehow I doubt it. But I can’t imagine he’s willing to throw his world into disorder and hand the presidency over to an administration with a vice president who he refers to as an “inveterate simplifier.”