Krauthammer Bashes Wishy-Washy Conservatives Defecting from McCain

Charles Krauthammer's pissed today (this being a day with the letter "Y" in it).

Surrounding him are all these wishy-washy "conservatives" abandoning the sinking McCain ship. But the Hammer's having none of it …

Contrarian that I am, I'm voting for John McCain. I'm not talking about bucking the polls or the media consensus that it's over before it's over. I'm talking about bucking the rush of wet-fingered conservatives leaping to Barack Obama before they're left out in the cold without a single state dinner for the next four years.
See, it's not because the GOP could run a lump of human excrement and Krauthammer would vote for it -- it's because he's a contrarian, and that means that he's not going to be swayed by the wisdom of the crowd. And, principled conservative that he is, he just doesn't give a damn if that stance means he never gets invited to another rubber-chicken dinner anywhere within the Beltway.

Here he expands on this contrarian streak of his …

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He continues ...
I stand athwart the rush of conservative ship-jumpers of every stripe -- neo (Ken Adelman), moderate (Colin Powell), genetic/ironic (Christopher Buckley) and socialist/atheist (Christopher Hitchens) -- yelling "Stop!" I shall have no part of this motley crew. I will go down with the McCain ship. I'd rather lose an election than lose my bearings.
That, my friends, is why Krauthammer gets the big bucks. Seriously -- a beautiful single-sentence paragraph. He stands athwart those losers, damnit!

And, apparently, he has no truck …

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