For those of you who missed it:
The funny thing is that I know that my old friends who I think have gone completely insane (and they think I have gone around the bend, as well) would, in years past, have been really moved by Powell’s statements. Today, I am reasonably sure they will simply dismiss him. Makes me wonder how much of those long conversations we had ten years ago when we were all good Republicans was just justification of the tribalism, rather than a real discussion of politics. There are members of my family with whom I can not even talk about politics anymore- ten years ago, when Powell was one of the ‘good guys,’ they would have heeded his words. Now, of course, he is just a traitor to the GOP cause.
The simple fact for me is that anyone who can look at Sarah Palin and say she is ready to be VP or President simply has no sense or integrity, because they are either wholly misguided or completely full of shit.