Matt Maddox first told me that I should blog after the last Christmas letter. At the time I felt I didn't have time to devote to on-line journalling. But the idea sure was tempting (I am one for sharing my thoughts with others). Over the last few months, more and more people had suggested that I blog. So, I've finally decided to do it. I gave in on Friday when I realized that I wanted to write what will be my second post "A Former Republican Against Bush." Unlike the 18th century, one can't publish a broadside and hang it in the town square. This is the best way of getting ideas out in the 21st century, though I'm afraid that sheer volume decreases the ability to get one's ideas a hearing. Oh well. Here goes.