22 September 2010

Washington, Witchcraft, and O'Donnell

The recent attacks on Christine O'Donnell have put me in the curious position of defending a person who claims that as a teenager she "dabbled into witchcraft."

Moreover, I am unmoved by the claim that it was a mistake for voters to support her because now we'll have one fewer Republican in the Senate. I think George Washington's warnings about the "spirit of party," and its liability to lead to tyranny, are apt here.

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