Monday, May 03, 2004

Bush Democrats?

I just finished reading Orson Scott Card's recent essay at The Ornery American ( doesn't recognize the “onnery” pronunciation). Last year, Card called himself a “Tony Blair Democrat,” but it seems from his recent essays that he's really a Bush Democrat: socially conservative, fiscally liberal, and a hawk. Bush certainly hasn't been very fiscally conservative in this term (though he may not be spending the money where Card would prefer).

Is there something to the old saw about becoming more conservative as you grow older?

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