As the World Moves On
In tone, more than words, James Lileks puts his finger on a strange sense in the air, particularly among some on the right:
I mention this for one reason: Tony West is the President’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Division. If you want to know how far we are past 9/11, there’s your answer: John Walker Lindh’s defense attorney is going to work for Justice. I’m not saying he wouldn’t do a perfectly competent job.
It just seems like one of those things that might have stuck out, once upon a time.
There are competent, talented people throughout the country. Why this one? Are we losing sight of something that we ought to be preserving?