The oft-mocked David Broder does us all an enormous services and writes the name of another Washington Post columnist:

Unelected conservative ideologues -- such as Rush Limbaugh and George F. Will-- can mutter in frustration, but Republican politicians recognize what was written here as long ago as last Dec. 2: "If the Republican Party really wanted to hold on to the White House in 2009 . . . it would grit its teeth, swallow its doubts and nominate a ticket of John McCain for president and Mike Huckabee for vice president -- and president-in-waiting."



The unwritten first rule of the op-ed page -- you do not talk about other writers on the op-ed page -- has long struck me as in need of revision. If Broder can use his "dean" status to knock this wall down, good for him.

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