The poet Ralph Waldo Emerson famously said “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.”
May I humbly suggest that as far as the hobgoblins of little statesmen go, inconsistency trumps.
The story of the day that won’t go away is the building of a mosque/Islamic Center just a few blocks away from ground zero. This story was given additional legs, as if it needed it, by the politically-inept comments of the President in support of its construction some ten days ago. These comments were followed the next day by supposedly clarifying but conspicuously contradictory comments. So accustomed are we to such backflips that...READ MORE