Rick Perlstein Pokes Through the Sludge

Rick Perlstein reviews a memoir by Terry McAuliffe—Bill Clinton’s golfing buddy, former chairman of the Democratic party, and friend to billionaires everywhere—here.

It’s even more horrifying than you’d assume. Given the people who run the party, it’s amazing there are any elected Democratic officials anywhere in America.

MORE: It turns out McAuliffe may run for Governor of Virginia in 2009. Any Virginians reading this might look into the two Democrats already in the race, Brian Moran and Creigh Deeds. I don’t know anything about them, but it would be hard for them to be worse than McAuliffe unless they plan to reinstitute feudalism.