Friday, November 19, 2004

Taking The High Road Through The Mud

It was fascinating to watch the Clinton Library Dedication ceremony yesterday with presidential rivals burying the hatchet, taking the high road, praising one another in a pouring rain.

It's the closest thing we've seen to real leaders really taking the high road, putting bipartisan badmouthing behind them for once, and giving us a vision of how we might transcend this muddy mess known as the 2004 election. Clinton made a big effort to explicitly and repeatedly praise both Bush and Bush Senior. Bush also rose to the occasion. It was so out of the ordinary -- the new normal of dirty politics -- it bordered on the surreal.