The idea that beltway journalists are uniquely experienced or informed about anything other than what it's like to be a beltway journalist is absurd, and of course says quite a bit about what beltway journalists actually know about the world. The Great Orange Satan hasn't just traveled outside the country fairly regularly. In fact,
Moments like this, I just have to rerun Richard Cohen's greatest hit. Well, actually, the correction to his greatest hit:
Correction: In my column of Sept. 6 I mistakenly attributed the quotation, "Our nation is chosen by God and commissioned by history to be a model to the world" to Joseph Lieberman. In fact, the quotation was from George W. Bush.