Hoisted from Comments: John Emerson writes:
Daniel Libit and Ramesh Ponnuru, You Are Wrong!: I really feel for Brad, forced by the exigencies of history to associate with the likes of me, instead of with the imaginary "rational conservative" friends he really loves...
John has got it.
I am a member of the sensible, technocratic bipartisan center interested in Policies That Work and Make America BetterTM and uninterested in Postures of Ideological PurityTM
But what happened to my posse?