by Pat Buchanan
"Tough Love for United," exclaimed the Wall Street Journal,
as it congratulated Uncle Sam for stiffing United Airlines'
plea for $1.8 billion in loan guarantees. Rebuffed, the
beloved old airline had to declare its bankruptcy.
It's all for the best, the Journal assures us, "maybe this
tough love rejection will start a new government precedent,
or at least we can dream." Fine. May we now expect the
Journal to call on Mr. Bush to reject the $10 billion in
loan guarantees demanded by Ariel Sharon? Don't bet on it.