Loose Buchanan

Pat Buchanan's announcement that he was running for President was exactly in character. He was at pains to say how much he likes George Bush. He was communications director in the Reagan-Bush Administration and has dined with the current First Family in their private White House quarters. But Buchanan has his reasons for launching a full-frontal assault against the fellow Republican he likes so much. For Buchanan, Bush is insufficiently Buchanan- like -- not nativist, rightist, homophobic, authoritarian or anti-Israel enough.

Like many ultraconservatives, Buchanan is unfailingly kind and generous to people regardless of their background. But he can be just...

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