1:23 PM, Nov 25, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
The left gets its first scalp:
In the end, the responsibility of governing will lead Obama to many of the same war on terror policies that Bush endorsed -- just as he came to support telecom immunity when the chips were down. Surely whomever Obama appoints to head the CIA will be someone he views as pragmatic, and hopefully ruthless as well. But consider this another early sign of overreach: if conservatives want to stage a comeback, they should be heartened by any evidence that Obama is catering to the loudest, and most ideological, elements of the Democratic base.