Thursday, September 30, 2004

Kerry won it by a mile 

It wasn't even close. In fact, Kerry won it before the first hour was even up. There were at least three separate "Game Over" moments, plus one "I don't know how on earth Jim Lehrer could ask that question with a straight face" softball, when he asked Bush if there were any "character issue" that would keep Senator Kerry from being an effective commander-in-chief.

Now that had to have been one of the points George had scripted. A chance to bash Kerry as "unfit for command" on live national television? That's a Rovian wet dream, and Bush stumbled around for the best part of a minute praising Kerry's service to the nation, his family, yada, yada, yada. Then it was right back to the flip-flopper meme.

I will give Chimpy this much (and what was with all the screwed-up facial expressions, by the way?). At least he had the decency to admit it was a loaded question--before he tripped all over his own tongue trying to answer it. It was embarrassing to me to have to watch that and admit to the world that this man is--at least for another three months--the leader of this once-great nation.

Vote to send him back to Texas on November 2. And you can catch my attempt at live-blogging tonight's debate over at Musing's musings.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Jebby to Carter: Go Cheney Yourself 

Nice to know that a deep abiding care for the electorate runs deep in the Bush family:

Governor Jeb Bush says "conspiracy theories" about the state's voting machines are "constant haranguing of nonsense."

The governor says he's particularly disappointed in former President Jimmy Carter, who said this week that conditions for a fair election in Florida do NOT exist. In Monday's Washington Post, Carter wrote "the disturbing fact is that a repetition of the problems of 2000 now seems likely."
Note also that the tendency to shoot the messenger rather than address the issue is also deeply ingrained in the brothers. I would imagine they got that from their mom.

Time to Vote 

I recieved my Absentee Ballot in the mail today. Looking over the ballot, it looks like it'll be a strait Democratic tickit this year, since I refuse to vote Republican (except for the county coroner, who is running unapposed. Coroner is a good job for a Republican). Though I suppose I could vote Libertarian for the open senate seat. Yeah. That'll happen. Other than the Presidential race, the other slots are pretty much a toss up, as Georgia Democrats are pretty much identical to Georgia Republicans. You may have heard abot my representative, Zell Miller (D.-Barking Mad)? But it's either that or apathy.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Bush Campaign Lies 

This is just a shameless plug to let folks know that the Bush Campaign Lies blog is once again open for business, with a goal of debunking one Bush campaign lie per day (and hopefully much more than that) through the election. I hope you will find it a useful resource in refuting Republican nonsense and helping friends, family and coworkers understand that the Bush folks will stoop to any depths in the hopes of winning.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled program of well-reasoned discourse and enlightenment.