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Monday, August 12, 2002

The Thrilla in Nevada

Wow, Terry McAuliffe of the Democratic National Committee really lit in to Dubya in this recent speech to the faithful, hitting him where it hurts. I particularly like the section of the speech where he lists all the ways in which Dubya has betrayed the trust of the American people, the trust he asked for in his nomination acceptance speech. And, as McAuliffe points out, he actually had this trust in the wake of the terrorist attacks. He's squandered it. He had an opportunity to rise above partisanship and actually become a leader for everyone. He failed miserably. He has no credibility on the business scandals affecting voters' retirement funds, since he made his fortune exploiting many of the same loopholes, except his path was even more rigged. If the Democrats follow this template for the upcoming elections, I think Dubya's in for a rude shock. (Found on Nick Denton's site.)

Posted at 11:35 PM

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