November 20, 2004


My friend Jessica at The Village Voice sends along this link to a blog called The Bush Beat.

Apparently there's a company manufacturing clothing with this tag attached:

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I'm all for confrontation. Confrontation for the right reasons is good. It's healthy. It cleans the pipes and washes the soul. It scrubs us like an emotional loofah.

But... if four presidents and two presidential candidates from two parties can stand in the rain in Arkansas two weeks after calling each other scumbags and liars and yet still find a way to get along for an afternoon, I'd like to think we could move past the childish bullshit at some point and focus on the issues.

Not crow about mandates. Not make Web sites saying "We're sorry" and then counter Web sites that say, "We're not sorry." Not browbeat distinguished senators into submission.

Just talk. That's all.

Apparently that's not going to happen.

Posted by Jeff at November 20, 2004 08:49 AM | TrackBack

So let's suppose that That Democrat ahd won, bringing back majorities in the Senate and maybe the House.

Want to bet what the lame duck Congress would be doing?

1) bringing back the office of Special Prosecutor
2) Making the downcheck of a court nominee require two senators again

Sometimes we have sore winners, and such was the case 4 years ago. I think we are hoping that things will change, but that is the sort of stupid things wives hope of new husbands, isn't it?

Posted by: Scorpio at November 20, 2004 02:57 PM

That's not exactly the sort of discourse I was hoping for.

Posted by: Jeff at November 20, 2004 05:08 PM