I believe I earned my reputation as a "reasonable liberal" defending Bill Bennett against some bogus charges of racism, but Dave Weigel reporting from the values voter summit, adequately demonstrates that Bennett definitely is a buffoon:
8:53: "We were at war with, let us say it, Islamic fascism." He's brave enough to say things the president says!
8:54: Bennett gives praise to our modern hero: "Not Leonidas of the 300 Spartans, but Petraeus of the 300 million Americans. Let us praise Him, Point him out to your children and say 'There goes a nobel man.' Perhaps even a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. One advantage of giving David Petraeus the Nobel Peace Prize is that he has actually brought peace. And we honor peacemakers.
Let us praise him?