Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Veep: Wrap It Up, People

Edwards' father was learning math on television. And Edwards was proud. So? "I have grown up in the bright light of America, but that light is flickering." Good Lord. He's a half-step away from saying outright that everything bad that happens, forever and always, is George Bush's fault. How many empty chairs are there going to be at that table if a dirty bomb is detonated in Detroit or Philadelphia or San Diego? Cheney is a hell of a lot more upbeat, oddly enough. He's promoting a message of American exceptionalism, not popular victimization theory. He also makes my point: Perseverance and steadfastness in the war are paramount. Nobody's going to be learning math on TV if we lose.

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