Oh, Great

Matt Drudge is reporting that Christine Whitman has written a book titled It’s My Party, Too, which will hit the bookstores in time for President Bush’s inauguration.
Along with criticizing the “antiregulatory lobbyists and extreme antigovernment ideologues” that she says have too much influence in the party, Whitman has the temerity to impugn the President’s re-election victory:

“The numbers show that while the president certainly did energize his political base, the red state/blue state map changed barely at all, suggesting that he had missed an opportunity to significantly broaden his support in the most populous areas of the country,” Whitman writes. “The Karl Rove strategy to focus so rigorously on the narrow conservative base won the day, but we must ask at what price to governing and at what risk to the future of the party.”

Someone should introduce a novel idea into government service: it’s actually possible to serve in an administration, and then leave it without writing a tell-all expose about what a wonderful job you tried to do, but how, despite your best efforts, the administration went astray. When a Democrat like Richard Clarke betrays President Bush, that’s one thing; when it’s done by a Republican, it’s unforgivable.


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