Anticipating his entry into the presidential race, the Washington Post ran a long piece on Texas governor Rick Perry’s ideas about higher education. “A man of grand plans,” the headline warned, “criticized as not sweating the details.”
Are the headline writers at the Post on summer break? Did the temps have to dust off headlines from the Reagan era? Reagan’s ideas were constantly dismissed by the bien pensants as “simplistic.” So anyone who gets tagged as simplistic by the Post gets an immediate benefit of the doubt from me. As Margaret Thatcher said at Reagan’s funeral, “His ideas, though clear, were never simplistic. He saw the many sides of truth.”
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