Peggy Noonan on Clinton committing perjury in a civil suit (December 21, 1998):
The Democrats had long labeled the impeachment debate a distraction from the urgent business of a great nation. But the Republicans argued that the pursuit of justice is the business of a great nation. In winning this point, they caught the falling flag, producing a triumph for the rule of law, a reassertion of the belief that no man is above it, and a rebuke for an arrogance that had grown imperial.
Peggy Noonan on the Bush administration torturing and lying about it (April 19, 2009):
It’s hard for me to look at a great nation issuing these documents and sending them out to the world and thinking, ‘Oh, much good will come of that.’ Sometimes in life you want to keep walking… Some of life has to be mysterious.
I keep thinking about a satirical post I did a few weeks ago about how conservatives reject moral equivalency, therefore it is perfectly alright for them to do things for which they would condemn liberals. This seems to be another glaring example.
Or as Andrew Sullivan puts it “Faster, Peggy, faster“.