The Common Good

Video: Gerson on The Daily Show

As an addendum to Jim's post on Mike Gerson and his new book, I thought I'd share Monday night's Daily Show interview with Gerson, who held his own quite well. If he hadn't provided the speechwriting for Bush's rush to war, I might really really like him, instead of just liking him. But for now I'll leave the skewering to Jon Stewart:

Mike: I'm sometimes disappointed with the Republican Party, which was a difficult audience for a lot of these ideas. Fact of the matter is, the Republican Party, if they don't adopt these themes: environment, global warming, AIDS - they're going to lose and they're going to deserve to lose.

Jon: ... Here's what that sounds like to me. What you're describing is the Democratic Party.

Ryan Rodrick Beiler is the web editor for Sojourners.

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