Saturday, June 12, 2004

The Last Word
Kevin Drum has the last word (far as I'm concerned) on the Reagan/George W parallel, putting Ronnie, finally on his proper pedestal. {and, wait, this cartoon does a masterful job as well}
"And lying about torture or WMDs? It's almost vulgar. Reagan told lies like that too, but he went further, routinely answering questions by telling us that, say, most pollution was caused by trees. Or that South Africa had eliminated segregation. Or that the Contras were the equivalent of America's founding fathers. There's a sort of ethereal majesty to these kinds of statements that removes them from the earthbound realm of mere cluelessness and makes them the stuff of legends.

So, yes, both Bush and Reagan are conservatives, they both loved tax cuts and tough talk, and they both had ranches and wore cowboy hats. But Bush would never dare tell us that most pollution is caused by trees. He just wouldn't have the vision or the guts."
RIP. Now, 4 1/2 months to figure out how to get Kerry elected.

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