Thursday, July 27, 2006

return of a political jedi knight ...
Molly Ivins tells us desparate democrats what we should do. I think it's a great idea. If only we could convince him. My very inside source says it's unlikely but not unheard of. If he were four years younger, I'm told, he would jump at it. Therefore, I think we need to tell him why four years in age dont matter as much as four years in office. Below are excerpts from Ivins' article. Please click on the link above and read in its entirety:
Here's what we do. We run Bill Moyers for president.
I am serious as a stroke about this. It's simple, cheap and effective, and it will move the entire spectrum of political discussion in this country. Moyers is the only public figure who can take the entire discussion and shove it toward moral clarity just by being there.
Do I think Bill Moyers can win the presidency? No, that seems like a very long shot to me. The nomination? No, that seems like a very long shot to me. Then why run him? Think, imagine, if seven or eight other Democratic candidates, all beautifully coiffed and triangulated and carefully coached to say nothing that will offend anyone, stand on stage with Bill Moyers in front of cameras for a national debate … what would happen? Bill Moyers would win, would walk away with it, just because he doesn't triangulate or calculate or trim or try to straddle the issues. ... He is not afraid of being called "unpatriotic." And besides, he is a wise and a kind man who knows how to talk on TV.
One time in the Johnson years, LBJ called on Moyers to say the blessing at a dinner. "SPEAK UP, Bill," Lyndon roared. "I can't hear you." Moyers replied, "I wasn't speaking to you, sir." That's the point of a run by Moyers: He doesn't change to whom he is speaking just because some president is yelling at him
To let Moyers know what you think of this idea, write him at PO Box 309, Bernardsville, NJ, 07924.

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