I'd wondered how Melanie Philips - Britain's pop-eyed, vein-bulging answer to Andy McCarthy and Stanley Kurtz - might react to the election of Barack Obama. Happily, she doesn't disappoint:
Those of us who have looked on appalled during this most frightening of presidential elections – at the suspension of reason and its replacement by thuggery -- can only hope that the way this man governs will be very different from the profile provided by his influences, associations and record to date. It’s a faint hope – the enemies of America, freedom and the west will certainly be rejoicing today...
Millions of Americans remain lion-hearted, decent, rational and sturdy. They find themselves today abandoned, horrified, deeply apprehensive for the future of their country and the free world. No longer the land of the free and the home of the brave; they must now look elsewhere.
Perhaps the Spectator could send her off to work for National Review?