I loved the "genteel" column by Ross K. Baker "The Overbearing Bush: Factory Outlet Candidate" (Op-Ed Page, Sept. 27). It is fun to watch the liberal community drop its veneer of civility when all of a sudden a candidate has the gall to disagree with the liberal orthodoxy and what's even worse, the polls are beginning to indicate that the whole kooky coalition might once again be soundly rejected at the polls.
Since once again, hopefully, the liberal agenda could be going down the tubes, old Ross is now doing what liberals have always done best when anyone has the audacity to challenge the obvious truths espoused by these great intellects . . . go for the jugular. Shout him or her or them down on the campuses like the loony left has been doing for years (getting involved, as the lefties like to call it) or take poisoned pen in hand as Baker has done and just hurl insults at one who dares to disagree with revealed truth. A few gentle quotes from the barrage of insults . . . "transform him from Ronald Reagan's dutiful mastiff" . . . "a truculent and often muddled backbiter" . . . "the utter banality of Bush's intellect . . . " etc.