Sudden Respect, Defined
I mentioned the other day that Pat Buchanan was getting "sudden respect". This is something I've commented about on Usenet in the past. "Sudden respect" is what Republicans get from the media when they criticize other Republicans. Buchanan is a classic example of this. Back when he was a garden variety Republican, the left frequently characterized him as a fascist, neo-Nazi. But magically, when Buchanan criticizes President Bush, he transforms into a "true conservative".