Thursday, August 18, 2005

Irrational thinking for irrational times

I couldn't be happier with the American left's choice of its new spokesperson.

For the second straight Presidential election, the White House is going to be on a silver platter for the Democrats. And for the second straight Presidential election, they're going to do their best Tiki Barber impersonation.


Doug said...

We're supposed to be more embarrassed by Cindy Sheehan than y'all are by Rick Santorum, Bill Frist, Tom DeLay, James Dobson, Ann Coulter, etc. etc. etc.?

Don't start predicting another Republican romp in 2008 just yet, kiddo. I'd be willing to bet the American public at large sympathizes a whole lot more with Mama Cindy than they do with Dubya at this point.

Josh said...

Apples and oranges - Sheehan is all over every piece of media in this country, spouting her increasingly erratic nonsense, while the "boogeymen" of the right aren't very well known outside of the politically minded (which is an extremely small minority of this country). Other than possibly Coulter, I doubt 5% of the people in this country could ID any of those folks you mentioned.

Doug said...

That's a valid point -- though I don't think Santorum and some of the other GOP elected officials are quite as obscure as you think (wish?) they are.

But be that as it may, with Bush's overall approval rating barely keeping its head above the 40% mark and his approval rating specifically regarding his handling of the Iraq war doing even worse, I'd be really careful about making the assumption that the American public is more in his corner than it is in Sheehan's at this point. I'd also be careful about lodging the "erratic nonsense" barb until you've experienced what it feels like to lose a child.

Just out of curiosity, is the new "spokesperson" of the American right represented by the guy who drove a pickup truck dragging heavy chains behind it through a row of crosses that the protestors had set up on the side of the highway?

DAve said...

Doug: Bush isn't able to be reelected again, and I wouldn't be so quick to assume that the low approval rating for the President is an indictment of the party as a whole. And sympathy isn't an either/or thing - I'm willing to bet the American public in general isn't sympathizing with either too much at the moment.