Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The folks who are partying in Denver this week certainly have at least one of their talking points clear: a McCain presidency, so they say, will be a third Bush term.
Actually, it would be a fourth, but I don't give liberals credit with being able to do math either.
However, it seems that an Obama presidency may more closely resemble a second term for Jimmy Carter than a McCain presidency would continue the legacy of George W. Bush.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Lights! Camera! Bullshit!
The Democratic National Convention has begun! And it promises to be as hedonistic a Mardis Gras as they have ever thrown.
My friend CT Bob has noted that the DNC has spared little expense in making a Vegas-like producton, and that he wouldn't be surprised to see Cirque de Soliel swing through.
I'd have to agree! The glitz and glam is commensurate with the Democratic view of symbolism over substance.
Tonight's roster of tight-rope walkers and leotard-clad prancers includes former President Jimmy Carter, Michelle Obama, Senator Ted Kennedy and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
I doubt we will be lucky to see a white tiger come from behind the curtain and go Roy Horn on any of them, though.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Biden is the Elton John of American politics. One day he had a steel-wool comb over of what I presume was back hair, and the next he had a full head of Ken Doll-like plugs.
But personal grooming isn't everything. Just ask John Edwards.
The more interesting thing about Joe Biden is that he is a world-class plagiarist. He stole a speech nearly verbatim during his 1987 campaign for president from British politician Neal Kinnock, and was savaged by Michael Dukakis, possibly costing him the race.
Obama must feel a kinship for this fellow thief of rhetoric. You may recall in February that Obama was hammered for stealing nearly verbatim a speech that Deval Patrick had given a little over a year before. This was the memorable and ironically labeled "Just Words" speech.
Biden apparently had a problem with plagiarism even while in college, so this was hardly a new thing for him.
If Biden is chosen, I can't wait to hear some of their convention speeches;
"The only thing we have to fear is... fear itself!"
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
"Four Score and Seven years ago..."
Nothing says "change" like selecting an old fart who has been in Washington for over 30 years.