Sunday, July 31, 2005

I prefer "idealistic pragmatism"

This has been a banner week for trite political sloganeering. First, apparently solely because we needed a better-sounding acronym to reassure people in the face of terror attacks, we dropped the GWOT and replaced it with the GSAVE. Today we find that Condoleeza Rice's new slogan is "practical idealism."

Where have we heard that before?

To be fair, Rice has obvious reasons for using the phrase. But is there any political slogan more vapid?