September 14, 2007

Red Meat, Blue Shirt

And now comes the part of the campaign wherein Fred must speak in eensy sentences and stay "on message" and use lots of Popular Phrases.

What's he's saying is important, and real, and needs to be said. But of course I like the video Fred better than the one who has to appeal to large crowds and stick with slogans.

I like it when he's displaying his fabulous mind, rather than just exercising charm.

He'll need to do lots of both, though, in the months ahead.

Posted by Attila Girl at September 14, 2007 09:21 AM | TrackBack

Sorry to comment on your commenter spam, but is anyone else a bit weirded out by, apparently, "new cool Judy Dench porn". :D

Posted by: silvermine at September 14, 2007 12:53 PM

I have been informed that there is, in fact, such a thing as "senior porn."

In fact, I imagine there is a segment of the B&D crowd that has seen the James Bond movies, and is intrigued by her portrayal of "M."

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 14, 2007 01:30 PM

English boys never forget their first Headmistress.

Posted by: Darrell at September 14, 2007 06:29 PM

And American boys never forget . . . I'm going to stop right here. This exercise is so beneath me . . .

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 14, 2007 09:12 PM


I always thought it was better to give than receive, though. More sensory experiences for my memory archives, you see. And that's when two or three times were a real possibility, even. Now I definitely know which option I'd choose.

Posted by: Darrell at September 15, 2007 11:42 AM

Fred is seen as the first Republican great comminicator since Reagan. Potentially, that is. That''s why all the knives are out. It will never let up. Maybe they'll ask him to name every diplomat in the world next, off the top of his head. All Obama has to say if that he will meet with every one of them.

Posted by: Darrell at September 15, 2007 11:49 AM

That's "communicator". Guess that's why Fred's in and I'm not.

Posted by: Darrell at September 15, 2007 01:34 PM

Fred does not realize that the average 22 year old soldier can't find Iraq on the map.

Posted by: azmat hussain at September 18, 2007 07:20 PM

Um . . . sure. I'll bite. (So to speak.)

Az, one presumes you are speaking of American soldiers, no? Or are you counting Brits, Aussies, or . . . Israelis? Does that include the soldiers who are actually in Iraq? And were they blindfolded while they flew over there?

Just curious about how your mind works.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 18, 2007 08:27 PM

Attila, if they had such skills, they might be able to find their way back home. But looks to me like we got a hole bunch of soldiers stuck in Iraq indefinately.
Digging themselves deeper eah day.

Posted by: azmat hussain at September 19, 2007 06:24 AM

That's what GPS is for.

Now, how long have we been in Europe? Japan? Korea? Bosnia? Cuba? Four and a half years only seems like eternity when I am "talking" to you. Ditto four and a half seconds.

Posted by: Darrell at September 19, 2007 07:11 AM

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