Sunday, April 6, 2008

Joe Klein grows a pair. Maybe.

Perhaps I was a little rough on Klein in this excellent post of his. If he can still write that well, there might be hope yet for the guy who wrote Primary Colors, as fine a work of political semi-fiction as I've read. The question is if he will go back into his bubble world of half-measures and protecting his own status rather than fighting for what he believes is right, fighting for anything at all, if the political landscape changes yet again. It would be nice to see a redemptive story, especially for someone of Klein's age and position. But his past performance is not reassuring.... The question will be answered, I think, when Petraeus testifies. Klein's reaction to that, and how he assesses the Dem reaction, will be interesting to see.