Friday, August 29, 2008

More on McCain-Palin


Just had to give myself a few moments to let the thought of this sink in. Some random thoughts.

  1. Once again the Republicans have shown they are are not serious about governing this country. Only about trying to win elections.
  2. McCain has shown, not his Maverickness (that would have meant Joe Lieberman as veep), rather he has further demonstrated that candidate McCain has truly gained ascendancy over senator McCain.
  3. Despite the closeness of current polls, McCain's Rovian advisers have recognized as well as Bill Clinton did in his speech, that the winds of history are against them. The flop sweat of their desperation is palpable.
  4. Any extant Hillary dead-enders have just gotten exactly the candidate they deserve.
  5. After watching Lindsay Graham try to defend Palin the best he could come up with: she's not as corrupt as Ted Stevens, she's not as gullible as George W. Bush.
  6. Well, they certainly did change the cable conversation form Obama's acceptance speech: Mission Accomplished!

I, um, may, have more to say on this later.

    McCain's Veep Pick

    So, was Dan Quayle busy?

    Obama's Acceptance Speech

    Oh my.

    But don't take my word for it, ask rightwing firebrand and former Nixon speechwriter Pat Buchanan:

    Ask conservative (though definitely not Republican) columnist Andrew Sullivan:

    Above all, he took on national security - face on, full-throttle, enraged, as we should all be, at how disastrously American power has been handled these past eight years. He owned this issue in a way that no Democrat has owned it since Kennedy. That's a transformative event. To my mind, it is vital that both parties get to own the war on Jihadist terror and that we escape this awful Rove-Morris trap that poisons the discourse into narrow and petty partisan abuse of patriotism. Obama did this tonight. We are in his debt.

    As occasioanlly happens in history, though remarkably frequently in American history, a time of extraordinary demands has given rise to an extraordinary leader.

    Andrew's response is to the point:

    "I've said it before - months and months ago. I should say it again tonight. This is a remarkable man at a vital moment. America would be crazy to throw this opportunity away. America must not throw this opportunity away.

    Know hope."


    Feels good, doesn't it?

    Tuesday, August 26, 2008

    Hillary's Speech: What she needs to say

    When Hillary Clinton addresses the Democratic Nation Convention tonight she needs to say the following:

    "I, of all people, understand the disappointment, and yes the hurt felt by my supporters. But if you support me, if you support the goals which I've spent my life pursuing, then you must support and vote for Barack Obama."

    Anything less is unacceptable if either Clinton seeks to have a political life within the Democratic party.

    My bet is that Hillary understands this as well.

    [UPDATE: Mission accomplished, great job Hillary!]

    Tuesday, August 05, 2008

    Paris Attacks

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    How sad is it that in McCain v. Hilton, Paris Hilton comes off as the mature one?