|Man Without Qualities|
Thursday, July 11, 2002
When I first and again posted on this topic I expected to receive comments pointing out that any 'defense" of Bush was irrelevant because his critics were already doing the job for him.
After all, it is really difficult to imagine a more sure-fire way to lose an election in this country that to argue that voters shouldn't vote for the other candidate because HE DOESN'T KNOW HIS FRENCH VOCABULARY (OR WORSE, IN THIS CASE, HOW ENGLISH WORDS WERE DERIVED FROM THE FRENCH). Really, who needs to defend a man whose political opponents are already committing suicide on the point in question?
Can one imagine an American politician putting this criticism in a stump speech? Strangely, in this case, one can just barely imagine Al Gore doing just that.
But although these posts have received an unusual amount of commentary, that particular criticism has not appeared.
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