September 2nd, 2004

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Comments on the Republican convention

I haven't been watching the Republican convention, but have been reading some of the commentary. It strikes me that the younger Bush is once again repeated His father's past.

In 1992, Pat Buchanan barked that the United States was under attack from all sides and within, and this year Mitt Romney barks that the U. S. is under attack from all sides and within.

Something worth mentioning is that I think Zell Miller ought to see a neurologist. Seriously.

[Afternoon update: I've changed my opinion on the neurologist. I'll just classify Zell Miller as someone who is itching to go out and do some lynchings.]
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I'm pretty happy right now

I'm pretty happy right now and Mike Malloy on Air America Radio doesn't sound too unhappy, either. God, what an atrocious speech!

When the Bush likened himself to Harry Truman -- my goodness, does He insist on replicating everything His father did as Legitimate President, except more so? If so, we can use again the 1992 joke that goes, "What do George Bush and Harry Truman have in common? They're both dead men."

Dick Cheney looked about to keel over -- which is actually the case, if John Dean reports truthfully. In his book, Dean reports that Cheney's condition has steadily deteriorated, and that this is but one of the cover-ups going on.

Maybe Cheney can be resurrected like Jesus and New York City, while the Bush looks under His Imperial Throne for flip-flopping Weapons of Mass Destruction, cracks an occasional insult joke aimed at His contempuous Imperial Mother, and makes Sir Rudolph Giuliani cringe in pain.
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I forgot to mention the "rahther"...

I forgot to mention that at least once I heard the Bush revert to the patrician "rahther" -- if I remember correctly around the part of His speech where He explained His "plain-spokenness" and contrasted Himself with the vaguely Kerry-like strawman.

Yah, right, sure. Fuhgeddaboudit. It's not psychiatrically accidental that the Bush would inject into His clownish cowboy act the implication, carried in His pronunciation of the word "rather," that the Bush is above you all, that He is Emperor of Christendom, and you all are His subjects.
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On the Mike Malloy show tonight there was talk of possible early-stage Alzheimer's disease in Zell Miller -- as also there was last night. Alzheimer's might be involved, but it's outside of my ability to tell.

The man is insane, but how much his illness is functional and how much organic is hard for me to tell. He's old enough that it doesn't quite matter -- the habits are set for life.