Category Archives: Political Commentary

“The Heart And Soul Of America”

Just heard a clip of Bush on his new tour (as in the title of this post)–a dig at Kerry’s comment that the heart and soul of America was represented by Whoopie Goldberg & Co. He said “Springfield, Missoura.” I wonder if that’s a natural Texan pronunciation, or if he knows it’s what the natives (outside of St. Louis) call it?

“The Heart And Soul Of America”

Just heard a clip of Bush on his new tour (as in the title of this post)–a dig at Kerry’s comment that the heart and soul of America was represented by Whoopie Goldberg & Co. He said “Springfield, Missoura.” I wonder if that’s a natural Texan pronunciation, or if he knows it’s what the natives (outside of St. Louis) call it?

“The Heart And Soul Of America”

Just heard a clip of Bush on his new tour (as in the title of this post)–a dig at Kerry’s comment that the heart and soul of America was represented by Whoopie Goldberg & Co. He said “Springfield, Missoura.” I wonder if that’s a natural Texan pronunciation, or if he knows it’s what the natives (outside of St. Louis) call it?

Susan Collins

…is, to me, one of the most irritating people in public life. I’m listening to the 911 hearing stuff on the Hill. Like Algore, she talks to us like a kindergarten teacher, and she sounds a little slow herself. I really think of her as one of the dimmer bulbs in the Senate (which is really saying something, considering all the competition), and it’s a little frightening to have her playing a significant role in this activity.

What She Said

I agree with Virginia Postrel:

Aside from the much-remarked-upon flag-waving-veteran talk, the speech was mostly made up of (in Kerry’s anti-GOP words) “narrow appeals masquerading as values.” Better a tongue-tied president than a demagogue.

To the limited (perhaps none) degree that it was possible, last night’s speech only increased my antipathy to the junior Senator from Massachussetts.

Can’t Go All The Way

I couldn’t avoid watching Kerry’s speech. I switched to Fox to watch a Simpsons rerun, but it was on every channel.

It was mostly platitudes, as expected. My summary of Kerry’s foreign policy (which, assuming that the economy continues to improve, will be the main campaign issue): We will go to all lengths to avoid war, and we will only do so if we can get the French on board.

My recommendation for Karl Rove: We will go to all lengths to avoid another September 11th.

Can’t Go All The Way

I couldn’t avoid watching Kerry’s speech. I switched to Fox to watch a Simpsons rerun, but it was on every channel.

It was mostly platitudes, as expected. My summary of Kerry’s foreign policy (which, assuming that the economy continues to improve, will be the main campaign issue): We will go to all lengths to avoid war, and we will only do so if we can get the French on board.

My recommendation for Karl Rove: We will go to all lengths to avoid another September 11th.

Can’t Go All The Way

I couldn’t avoid watching Kerry’s speech. I switched to Fox to watch a Simpsons rerun, but it was on every channel.

It was mostly platitudes, as expected. My summary of Kerry’s foreign policy (which, assuming that the economy continues to improve, will be the main campaign issue): We will go to all lengths to avoid war, and we will only do so if we can get the French on board.

My recommendation for Karl Rove: We will go to all lengths to avoid another September 11th.