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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Wisdom from Ted Kennedy

Story here.


"Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Democratic titan..."

Interesting choice of words.  I suppose that the Greek gods were a bunch of lascivious meddlers with no sense of responsibility, so it looks like the word was chosen well. 

"...told the party faithful Tuesday night that America can only reclaim its greatness by denying President Bush a second term."

Well, either that or come up with some positive, constructive ideas.  But Kennedy's idea would work, too, I guess.  And Kennedy's idea is certainly the more likely.  Right now it looks like the Democratic platform basically consists of a) anybody but Bush, and b) there's no problem so big that we can't spend more money on it.  They seem to have the President sold on this last point.

"The goals of the American people are every bit as high as they were more than 200 years ago," said Kennedy. "If America is failing to reach them today, it's not because our ideals need replacing, it's because our president needs replacing."
Really, Senator?  And what, pray tell, are those goals?  What are those ideals?  We await the answer with eager anticipation.

"The administration has alienated longtime allies. Instead of making America more secure, they have made us less so."

Which allies would those be?  France?  France was selling weapons to Iraq.  Iraq is our enemy.  Therefore France was selling weapons to our enemy.  Therefore, although I won't go so far as to call France an enemy (some bloggers do), they most certainly are not allies, by any stretch of the imagination.

And here's the undisputed king of all Kennedy statements thus far:

"The only thing we have to fear is four more years of George W. Bush."

This is a political party that actually wants to be taken seriously in the homeland security department.  A party that is about to nominate a man who claims he can fight the War on Terror.  A man who, as far as I know, is aware that Islamic terrorists turned two and a half American buildings into smoking wreckage.  I cannot for the life of me figure out what, other than Scotch, was going through Kennedy's head when he made that statement.