Friday, July 30, 2004

Break Time 

Take a post-convention break and head over to Left is Right to check out the Friday Fun links.

The Skunk at the Garden Party 

Greg Palast asks some tough questions about John Kerry. I may not agree with all of what he says, but I respect his right (and courage) to say it. Just a reminder that even our best candidates have (and probably will) let us down. It is our job to hold President Kerry's feet to the fire if he forgets what he promised.


Yesterday, my buddy Michael Moore and I held a press conference in Boston. Some joker of a reporter asked Mr. Fahrenheit about Kerry's gung-ho keep'm-in-Baghdad position. Michael fudged and fidgeted. I felt bad for him as he faked the answer, "President Kerry would not have sent us to war." But as Senator, Kerry did.

I've got an easier job than Michael: as a journalist I don't have to defend any candidate. Nevertheless, I know that my Democratic Party friends will want to ship me to Guantanamo for asking, "You believe in Kerry, but does he believe in you?"

Remember, comrades, I'm only asking questions, here. I'm sorry if the answers make you uncomfortable about your favorite rich guy.
I know what you're going to say. "Isn't Bush worse?"

By a long shot. But asking if Kerry is as bad as Bush is like asking if a slap in the face is as painful as a brick to the skull.

But don't you get tired of being slapped around by privileged politicos on hypocrisy hyper-drive -- then having to applaud? It can't be pleasant, no matter how many pretty balloons they drop on your head.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Convention Diary 

The Faithful Correspondent at Bark Bark Woof Woof has filed her first report from the Democratic Convention in Boston. Read about her first day in the throes of democracy here, and stay tuned for further updates.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Jude the Bounced Blogger 

My blog popped up on the Opinion page of the LA Times today. The article was about the bloggers who were credentialed for the convention, only to be 'disinvited" a few days later.

Read my thoughts on the matter.