RE: ’The rest is just conversation’
|by Allen Thornburgh|
That's Stuttaford for you. Some of his opinions make tons of sense. Others make you scratch your head. As always, it comes down to worldview, and he's made it clear in numerous places that his is an agnostic, utilitarian one.
As you say, Steyn nails it, summarizing nicely:
Only one hundred people out of 300 million get to be U.S. senators. Granted a wide public tolerance for creeps and weirdoes, an understanding that one will not solicit sex in airport men's rooms is about the minimum entry qualification.
The fact that there are a surprising number of what Steyn calls "creeps and weirdoes" among the (supposed) elite who represent us on Capitol Hill is a reminder that the sin nature -- which Stuttaford cannot acknowledge -- is not a respecter of status.
In fact, status is one of its most effective pressure points.