I only know Mark Steyn from reading his articles covering the 2004 election campaign, but I am quickly becoming a big fan. Consider the following tidbit from a recent article
On opening night in Boston, the Democrats staged a tasteful, teary candlelight remembrance of those who died on 9/11. On opening night in New York, the Republicans put up one speaker after another -- John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Ron Silver -- resolved that those thousands of innocents shall not have died in vain.
I remember a couple of days after Sept. 11 writing that weepy candlelight vigils were a cop-out: the issue wasn't whether you were sad about the dead people but whether you wanted to do something about it. Three years on, the two conventions drew the same distinction. If you want passivity and wallowing in victim culture, the Dems will do. If you want to win this thing, Bush is the only guy running.
The Chicago Sun-Times is lucky to have this guy... they ought to give him a raise.
Hat Tip: Russ Vaughn