Quote of the Day – Re: George F. Will

I’ve read some of George F. Will’s work, and generally found it worthy.  In fact, I transcribed one of his speeches here at TSM, titled “Learned Feudalism” from the 2010 Cato Institute Milton Friedman Prize dinner.  It was witty, erudite, and absolutely accurate.

But the election of Donald J. Trump seems to have unhinged him.  He is the Never-Trumper’s Never-Trumper.  Over at Instapundit Ed Driscoll comments on a XiNN piece about Will’s most recent Washington Post op-ed calling for a rout of the Republican party to — one assumes — “restore” the REAL “Conservatives.”  But that’s not the QotD.  That honor belongs to a commenter, DoggerelPundit, who I think has accurately described what has happened to Will:

Pierre Boulle drew this man’s exact caricature in Col. Nicholson. He was oh so British and so the pinnacle of Civilization with a capital C. Though their prisoner, with his men forced into slave labor, Col. Nicholson would show his uncivilized captors a thing or two about British superiority. He built their “unbuildable” bridge, furthering their war effort in the process. Only at the end did he realize.
Yes, Mr. Will would fit right into Bridge Over the River Kwai.

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