Introduction

“A conservative anchor just died. A . . . brilliant thinker who brought the right out of the closet and championed a whole conservative revival. You cannot replace [him] with a [liberal].”1 “You can hate his positions, but he was a visionary. He blew the whole thing open. He changed the whole argument.”2

  • 1. Evelyn Baker Lang, played by Glenn Close, in Television Broadcast, The West Wing, Season 5, Episode 17: “The Supremes” (NBC, Mar 24, 2004).
  • 2. Josh Lyman, played by Bradley Whitford, The West Wing, Season 5, Episode 17 (cited in note 1).