August 28, 2004

The Captain's Quarters

. . . tells us it's really over, by God. Manhattan, L.A., S.F. and maybe Chicago will likely remain in Kerry's fold. Everyone else will be gone in a few weeks. There are just too many questions about Kerry's record, and the blogosphere (along with talk radio) have finally forced the Old Media to cover some of it.

The L.A. Times and The Washington Post both just ran semi-objective stories on the Swifties. There are still no good answers from the Kerry people. (And no Form 180—no document dump like Bush used against the "AWOL" charges.) Now there are reports that Kerry was present at a Vietnam Vets Against the War meeting in which the assassination of U.S. Legislators was discussed. Naturally, he didn't take that to law enforcement. I've described the Kerry implosion as "Watergate in miniature," but it's not so miniature any more: it's only that the corruption and deceitfulness of the man are being discovered before we elect him, rather than afterward.

All I can hope is that my lefty/liberal friends find some other, less-depressing way to occupy their time on November 2nd. Take that day trip: go to Descanso Gardens. Or Legoland. Hang out at the beach. But stay away from alcohol, 'cause you're going to need it the next day when all the final tallies start coming in. You might want to go to Vegas for a couple of days so you can be half in the bag and playing blackjack when the confirmation arrives that Bush will be serving a second term.

Be good to yourself: learn a new yoga pose. Buy a scented candle. Get a massage. Get your black clothes dry-cleaned, because you're going to be in mourning for a while this fall.

Game over.

Posted by Attila at August 28, 2004 10:20 PM

What's the deal with Kerry having to release them. Doesn't the freedom of information act allow us access to them? Apparently not or apparently not quickly. Does anyone know the answer?

Posted by: melvin toast at August 28, 2004 10:26 PM

FOIA doesn't give us everything. There are certain types of records that can only be released by the individual himself/herself. This would include any files that contain medical records. And the medical records, of course, would have details about his purple hearts that people have been arguing over.

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 28, 2004 10:34 PM

Watching the argument over The Hee-row's medals and records is a lot like back when I was in Junior High. There was a bully that decided to target me. He'd only knock me around when he had his pals with him or if there was a teacher close enough to bust me if I retailiated. I knew the fight was coming but was sure not enjoying the wait. In a ball game during PE a grounder took a funny hop and got him right in the nads. Took about three men and a building crane to straighten him up from the curled position. That felt awfully good, trouble is, it didn't solve the problem. That took another few weeks before I finally got to wade in and hurt him bad enough (while getting my hiney kicked) that, ever after, he left me alone. More than that, he moved aside when he saw me coming.
It's the same thing here, the medal controversy, the Christmas in Cambodia fairy tale, the Magic Hat, all variations of that long-ago ground ball, really fun to watch but the fight is still ahead. (did I mention how much fun it is to watch?)
The real fight, I believe, will start the day that new docmentary, Stolen Honor, airs. I can't wait. That's when we'll be rolling around gouging eyes and biting noses.
Until then, though, let's keep hitting ground balls. Maybe we'll get some more of those lovely bad hops.

Posted by: Peter at August 29, 2004 09:45 AM

Yeah, as a liberal (not Leftist) blogger, or ex-blogger, I have a feeling my drink of choice on the night of 3 Nov is going to be vodka, not champagne.

I -really- don't like Bush's attacks on the First Amendment. I'm not talking about Ashcroft, who's been doing nothing wrong that I can see, but about Bush. By this I mean: anti-flag-burning (an *essential* state's right); McCain-Feingold; the whole "under God" subversion. This nation is going to become a lot less democratic in the next four years.

But the alternative is Kerry. And Kerry was on the side of evil in the Cold War. Don't forget it. Many members of my family got purged from the Ukraine by Stalin. I can't forgive Kerry for siding with Stalin's acolytes in Viet Nam. How can I? He's never asked for forgiveness.

Imagine if some anti-anti-Nazi propagandist like Charles Lindbergh had got the nod to run against LBJ in 1964.

Posted by: David Ross at August 29, 2004 01:43 PM

"Under God subversion"? Take a chill pill. What did the president do to keep "God" in the pledge? Right, nothing. You see, we have a "court" system that turned down the request to take it out. Pres, and even congress, had nothing to do with it (they put it in, but that was some 40 years ago). They put "In God We Trust" on the money as well back in the 20s. That certainly is taking away some free speech of someone.

FYI, kids can decline to say the pledge.

If you're trying to get the word "God" removed from all public utterances, the commies were especially good at that.

McCain-Feingold - I'm with you there, but it seems to be collapsing under it's own weight, and it certainly hasn't prevented me from expressing my opinion.

Posted by: whatever at August 29, 2004 08:55 PM

As so often, we'll need to reform the reforms. McCain-Feingold is not long for this world, in its present form.

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 29, 2004 11:15 PM

"it's only that the corruption and deceitfulness of the man are being discovered before we elect him, rather than afterward." like with Bush...

Surely America can do better than Kerry or Bush.

Posted by: littlemrmahatma at August 30, 2004 08:23 AM

I have so many arguments with Bush. And yet, he seems to be the man for the times. I'd even say he's wrong about more things than he's right about--but the ones he's right about are the big issues.

Mr. Jackson, thank you so much! Stop in any time!

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 30, 2004 11:52 PM

I mean, Dr. Jackson. It's late, and I'm tired.

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 30, 2004 11:53 PM

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