Today was Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. At our synagogue idolatry was one of the sins our prayer book warned against.
Eli Saslow of the Washington Post must not have received the memo. His front-page story about Barack Obama's days in the Illinois legislature ("From Outsider to Politician") reeks of hero worship.
It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.