If you haven't already done so, make sure to stop by the new group blog / discussion forum Ricochet, founded by the estimable Rob Long and Peter Robinson. The site is a lot of fun, and features great posts by its editors and John Yoo, James Poulos, Claire Berlinksi, Jim Pinkerton, and many more. There are even special guests, such as Rupert Murdoch and Mitch Daniels. (I also contribute.)

For me, the biggest (pleasant) surprise has been Pat Sajak - yes, Pat Sajak - who is quickly becoming one of the best political bloggers around. Sajak is a longtime conservative, to be sure, but I had no idea he was also such a great writer. Read this if you don't believe me. Here he is today on the dangers of political overreach:

All signs point to a rout of the Democrats in November, but the Republican Party can do itself a big favor by avoiding the “M” word. When a party begins to believe it has a mandate from the people, all good sense seems to fly out the window, and the feeling that it can do no wrong flies in.

While I believe it’s true that voters will want to put a stop to many of this administration’s initiatives and its profligate spending, it doesn’t necessarily translate into a mandate for the other side’s wide-ranging initiatives and their own flood of expensive legislation.

Americans seem to like incrementalism and, even when they lurch from one party to another, it doesn’t mean they expect a lurch from one extreme to the other from their government.

Wise words. Now, when is Vanna going to start blogging?

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