Friday, September 03, 2004

Charles Pierce:
...the mushy word-salad in which phrases literally have no meaning, the incensed clouds of cheesy piety, the promiscuous mind-reading (when my grandfather got to Ellis Island in '18, he didn't think, "Things are going to be better now"; He thought, "Get me off this friggin' boat, look at my teeth, and let me go be a cop") and the mournfully countenanced turning of the shiv. Peggy Noonan is who Leni Riefenstahl would have been had Hallmark had a Munich office.

It really was that mindbendingly awful.

Meanwhile, Pataki seems to have learned his performance skills from Peter Cushing in those old Dracula movies.

More importantly, this is interesting: not what it says, but where it's said.
Bush's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night brought the nation a collection of facts that told only part of the story, hardly unusual for this most political of occasions.

He took some license in telling Americans that Democratic opponent John Kerry "is running on a platform of increasing taxes."

Kerry would, in fact, raise taxes on the richest 2 percent of Americans as part of a plan to keep the Bush tax cuts for everyone else and even cut some of them more. That's not exactly a tax-increase platform.

And on education, Bush voiced an inherent contradiction, dating back to his 2000 campaign, in stating his stout support for local control of education, yet promising to toughen federal standards that override local decision-making. ...

Link from Tapped

Read Laura Rozen. There are two tracks to follow and this one may be more important.

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