|Man Without Qualities|
Wednesday, August 04, 2004
I Will Show You Fear In A Handful Of Dust ...
... or in the pale, sick visages of Ed Gillespie and other Republican surrogates moments after Kerry finished his Democratic Convention acceptance speech:
To be sure, they've regrouped. But that look didn't lie: They now know Kerry is a game-day player who can deliver in the clutch. If you're a Democrat, that's the good news.That's what Matt Miller says, and he's a smart guy.
Yes, for once the unflapable Mr. Gillespie stood flapped! Or maybe it was just an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato that Mr. Miller was seeing on the Chairman's face, since there is now a link to that same Kerry speech posted on the main page of the Bush-Cheney '04 reelection website. That seems like a little more than the typical political "regrouping" one sees every day.
Maybe Mr. Gillespie and those other "surrogates" (is that a nice word for "goon" - the now accepted Kerry-Edwards argot?) was just thinking about what it would have been like if they had to listen to that speech and then force themselves to think that Kerry is a game-day player who can deliver in the clutch. Yes, a fragment of underdone potato would have about the same effect as that thought on a lot of people. So it's hard to know exactly what Mr. Miller saw.
Perhaps Mr. Miller should look around at the visages of his fellow Democrats now for that same pale, sick look.
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