I know I should be working, but this conservative crack-up business just fascinates. If you read National Review (the one that used to have Chris Buckley on staff), as I do, you'll see now that David Frum is being accused of sucking-up to liberals, or being a liberal himself, or something. Yes, the same David Frum who co-wrote "An End to Evil" with Richard Perle.

For what it's worth, I know David Frum (he credits -- blames? -- my writing for helping him come up with "Axis of Evil") and he ain't no liberal. He is, however, smart, and he knows, among other things, that having Sarah Palin anywhere near the levers of foreign-policy or defense power is a frigging disaster.

But listen to Ross: He knows everything.


We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.