Sunday, August 29, 2004

My favorite conservative

There's a lively profile in the Post today of Kevin Phillips, that former Nixon functionary who says that Dwight Eisenhower is his hero (the general-turned-politician who " who embraced a top marginal tax rate of 90 percent, who warned of the abuses of the military-industrial complex and who -- in Phillips's telling -- had little use for the country club Republican set").

It's a fun, quick read. Phillips' response to the question who he will vote for is a great closer: "I'm hoping that Kerry's a seven on a scale of 10, but I'm afraid maybe he's just a five. But Kerry's running against a zero. So my choice is clear."

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