Yeah, it's more Star Trek blogging while waiting for the Senate to finish up.
I'm not sure if I can think of anything more foolish than a conservative attempt to claim Jean-Luc Picard as one of their own. For those who have followed this, Kevin Drum had a great catch on this NRO post, in which conservative Mike Potemra conceded that "peace, tolerance, due process, progress" were things that conservatives actively dislike, but that Picard -- despite favoring such things -- was a good conservative hero because he's ethical. See also, via Benen, this post by John Holbo further pointing out that Potemra's logic is entirely backwards.
Now, there's no point in taking seriously claims that only conservatives (or only liberals) are in favor of ethical behavior. But I can add a few things. First of all, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Captain Picard are not just fans of peace, tolerance, due process, and progress. Picard is contemptuous of money-based economies, which he arrogantly (there's no other word for it) claims that humanity have outgrown (see "The Neutral Zone," along with any use of the Ferengi in the entire series -- the Ferengi within this series are a clearly inferior, money-obsessed people). Second, Picard is, as far as I can tell, entirely dismissive of religion. Religion, in the world of this Star Trek show, is nothing more than primitive superstition, and impediment to progress (which is pretty much always presented as a good thing), and impossible to take seriously beyond an anthropological curiosity. Neither of these opinions, it seems safe to say, are conservative in any sense of the word. Note that in both cases, the perhaps superior Deep Space Nine series is far more complex, with the Ferengi treated as essentially an equal, not an inferior, species, and religion taken far more seriously, and generally treated with respect.
One more thing: about Picard's supposed love of France. Picard loves his family, yes. But he returns to France twice over the run of the series: once, when he's in full retreat from himself following his traumatic experience with the Borg, and again, when he's a doddering old man enfeebled by mental illness. He has nothing but contempt for his brother's life, a life actually lived in the ancestral home.
The truth is that there's nothing Burkean about Jean-Luc Picard at all. Unlike James T. Kirk, with his healthy (if a bit obsessive) suspicion of paradise, Picard's belief in progress is, as far as I can tell, undiluted. He's no conservative.