The boneless wonders

Bill Kristol takes the theme for the editorial in the forthcoming issue of the Weekly Standard from Churchill speaking in Parliament in 1931:

“I remember when I was a child, being taken to the celebrated Barnum’s Circus, which contained an exhibition of freaks and monstrosities, but the exhibit on the program which I most desired to see was the one described as ‘The Boneless Wonder.’ My parents judged that the spectacle would be too demoralizing and revolting for my youthful eye, and I have waited 50 years to see The Boneless Wonder–sitting on the Treasury Bench.”

Kristol of course wields his Churchill quote and issues his editorial condemnation against the herd of Boneless Wonders sitting on both sides of the aisle in Congress. His conclusion speaks for me: “It’s a demoralizing and revolting spectacle.”


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