Proper liberal credentials trump all the usual forms of identity politics.
By Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online
In the 21st century, doctrinaire liberalism is synonymous with hypocrisy.
Or maybe it is better seen as career insurance, providing exemption from all the many paradoxes of a leftist worldview.
The rich supporter of affirmative action still uses, without apology, the old-boy network to pull privileged strings to get his own son admitted to the proper college. Al Gore flies on a carbon-spewing private jet, saving the planet by getting to conferences more quickly and enjoyably. High-tax proponent John Kerry docks his yacht where he can avoid taxes; how else to ensure downtime for furthering social justice?