Poor David Bernstein. He keeps forgetting that even amongst "Conservative Jews" he's still likely to be the only actual Conservative. For better or for worse, Jewish law places a heavy emphasis on care for the poor and underprivileged, and is not the slightest bit statephobic--part of which makes the religion so overwhelmingly liberal. The grogger to Hilary Clinton was a nice riposte (though I have to ask again, why the Conservative anathema to a relatively hawkish, centrist Senator?). But alas, you are still wanderers in an unholy land (or from my perspective, deniers of the True Path to political enlightment).
Hope everyone had a happy Purim, though if you did you're probably too drunk to read this post. Back to Carleton on the 27th (can't hardly wait)!