MEDIEVAL THEOLOGIANS BELIEVED TEMporal love was a process in which human beings sought an earthly vessel for their spiritual love. Such is the melancholy quest of Washington's anybody-but-Bob salon conservatives, led by Arianna Huffington, who are hunting oh so desperately for a presidential candidate to adore.

In the case of Arianna, after plighting her troth to Newt (who then chose not to go to the altar) and flirting with Colin (who also got cold feet), she and other Newt loyalists have been batting their eyes at Lamar Alexander, and Lamar is panting for the attention. Before Christmas, Arianna played host at...

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