Remember back in 1992, when Dan Quayle called into question that growing American instiution, Single Motherhood? The tidal wave of utter aghast-ness generated by the media was an awesome sight. Then, in their April 1993 issue--that is, after serious consideration of the issue couldn't damage Bill Clinton's chances of getting elected--The Atlantic Monthly ran a cover story: "Was Dan Quayle Right?"
I was reminded of this as I peeped into the Times of London this morning over a cup of the hot and strengthening. As Kendall Harmon would put it, Read It All. In the wake of the Episco-pades that just closed in Cincinatti this week, it's the sort of straight talk you might expect from a man who has his feet planted firmly on a big rock. But it's also a day late and a more than a few dollars short.
Once again, the media opts for open-mindedness when there's no point in closing the barn door.