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Thursday, September 02, 2004
 
Highway to Zell

I didn't feel any trace of the disgust that Zell seems to have inspired in Andrew Sullivan. Probably for the simple reason that I wasn't remotely surprised. I just expect this sort of nastiness and dishonesty from these guys; it's about as shocking as finding a sexist remark in "Maxim".

So much of the speech was rancid and/or preposterous that it's hard to pick out just a few lines to mock. But here are my favorites:

But don't waste your breath telling that to the leaders of my party today. In their warped way of thinking America is the problem, not the solution.

They don't believe there is any real danger in the world except that which America brings upon itself through our clumsy and misguided foreign policy.


Gee, I knew that Zell left the Democratic Party years ago. But until now, I hadn't realized that he'd joined the Spartacist League.

Our soldiers don't just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home.

For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.

It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.


And it's the cheerleader, not the soldier, who is fit to be Commander in Chief.



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