So you still like Tony Blair...

Ex-pat Avedon Carol takes the floor to remind progressives who harbor a shred of respect for Tony Blair "because he can talk better than Bush," that they needn't waste their time.

"[H]e's more Ralph Reed than Al Gore," she argues, noting that "He exploits his alleged belief in God, knows how to get the support of the powerful, and keeps trying to 'modernize' things that already worked just fine."

With the Tories as an opposition party, he's free to pursue biometric ID cards, make alliances with Bush (a far more willing and active one than the he was swept up in Bush's vision scenario), and such safety-enhancing measures as extended detention without due process. Looks like our leaders are sharing notes.

And then this morsel that I missed entirely: "Not a surprise, then, that he's already set to join the Carlyle Group..." (PoliticalAnimal)

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