Thursday, September 4, 2008

When you've lived in a box, everything becomes clear

I gotta write a little while I watch John McCain's acceptance speech, or I'll probably lose it.

The hagiographic video before McCain's speech--narrated, of course, by Fred Thompson--made a lot of implied comparisons between JMc and Jesus. From the sound of it, McCain experienced multiple resurrections.

Of course, Guiliani's and Palin's speeches the night before were exercises in nastiness. Palin, in particular, is an excellent speaker--but what mean-spiritedness in both talks! By deriding Obama's work as a community organizer, both of them showed their fundamental opposition to all the kinds of progress that probably couldn't have happened without the work of grass-roots organizers. Civil rights movement, anyone? Not if these folks had had their way....

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