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September 2, 2004


Are we as dumb as the Republicans think?

Emily, I'm with you. It is just so much less confusing to be a Republican. Now that we've heard Cheney's speech, hopefully we've learned that asking questions about complex issues is just too fussy and aggravating, and besides, if you just listen to the words they are saying, the Republicans will erase all those questions from your mind.

Like Cheney said last night, "My fellow Americans, we have already been attacked, and faced with an enemy who seeks the deadliest of weapons to use against us, we cannot wait for the next attack. We must do everything we can to prevent it and that includes the use of military force."

Well, which enemies? If he's referring to the September 11 attacks, are these "deadliest of weapons" commercial airplanes? Does it matter on whom we use our military force, or will any nation (preferably Muslim of course) do? How exactly does using military force on sovereign states prevent rogue terrorist groups from attacking us? These are some of the questions that might trouble the minds and furrow the brows of those wan, pinched-faced Democrats, but just look at how happy the Republicans are in their uncomplicated world. And so sexy too!

During the PBS commentary after the speeches, Mark Shields understood that David Brooks might have taken "perverse and sinister delight" in Zell Miller's inflammatory speech. However, he pointed out that Zell told some outright lies, like this one: "Senator Kerry has made it clear that he would use military force only if approved by the United Nations." This is not true, but David Brooks said it was merely an exaggeration of the truth. Well, OK, but has anyone else noticed that David Brooks' weird jerky head motions and constant bobbing is reminiscent of Michael J. Fox right before he announced he had Parkinson's? Might want to get your brain scanned, Brooksie.

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