Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Former EPA head Christine Todd Whitman, often regarded as a lone moderate in the Bush administration, is writing a book calling for Democrats and Republicans to work together.

"It's My Party, Too: The Education of a Moderate" has a tentative publication date of 2005. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"The public is turned off by the increasingly hard-line stances both parties are taking," Whitman said in a statement issued Tuesday by her publisher, the Penguin Group. "The leaders must recognize the gap they are creating between themselves and the majority of the electorate." ...



Of course, I don't think she's quite ready for the abuse that's going to be heaped on her from the right when this book comes out -- any more than Tom Kean, her fellow moderate Republican and a Jersey gubernatorial predecessor, is ready for what he's going to face soon if he doesn't march in Bushie lockstep (already, here's John Podhoretz at the New York Post saying Kean "seems to have confused his position with that of the Sun King" because he's dared to ask King George II for 9/11 documents).

Every movement conservative in America will sneer at Whitman book. (And, alas, regardless of how nasty she is to Dems, every prominent Democrat who reads it will probably praise it.)

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