Calls VP Mike Pence,“horrifying”
George F. Will, a longtime baseball aficionado, was once also regarded as a sound political thinker. He’s a prolific author, counting,“The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America’s Fabric,” among his many titles. The Phoenix-based Libertarian Goldwater Institute, has featured him as a fundraising headliner. That doesn’t rank him as a conservative, but for many of his fans he did a credible job of impersonating one.
Then, preceding the 2016 presidential election, Will veered off as a Never-Trumper. A registered Republican since 1964, his revulsion of Donald Trump caused him to re-register as an Independent prior to the election.
The fact that he’s been a Washington Post columnist since 1974, should have given us pause even before Donald Trump emerged victorious over 16 other Republican Primary contenders, but many of Will’s readers were charmed by his laconic delivery and sharp wit — frequently interspersed with historical baseball minutiae.
No more. And never again.
Will has revealed himself as more than a Never-Trumper. He is now a Republican reviler. A conservative basher. A Vice President Mike Pence mugger. Though he has a degree in Religion from Trinity College, and attended Anglican Magdalen College at Oxford, (among a host of other colleges) he self-identifies as an “amiable, low voltage atheist.”
It’s time to ditch the “amiable” label and replace it with “hateful”and update “low voltage” to “incendiary.”
Will’s latest effort, replete with words such as “feral cunning,” “oleaginous, “toadyism“ and “obsequiousness,” all packed into the opening two sentences, sets the tone of what the WaPo headlines, “Trump is no longer the worst person in government.”
Not content to trash the President and Vice President of the United States, George Will also scathingly takes on former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the vicious hit piece.
You’ve been forewarned.