Sending Out the Smite Squad

These are biblical times. The turning of the second millennium has brought war, rumors of war and all sorts of neo-Jehovian high jinks. Our leaders are plagued by enemies and temptations that have turned out to be divinely revelatory. Bill Clinton--the exemplar of baby-boom licentiousness and moral relativism--was brought low by a thong-flashing Gomorrean hussy; in the subsequent public scourging, his debauchery yielded more profound character flaws: his tendency to lawyer the truth,

pity himself and blame others. And George W. Bush? This most publicly religious of Presidents has been set upon by a series of Old Testament prophets--first, former...

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