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  • RNC thoughts, Day 2

       August 31, 2004

    This convention has been great so far. (Edit - great until the Bush daughters spoke... what in the world was that?) Rudy's speech was great, Arnold's speech was great. Must be a sad day to be a Dem, to say the least. I keyed in on this line in Arnie's speech:

    If you believe this country, not the United Nations, is the best hope of democracy in the world ... then you are a Republican!

    Whoa there - what is that? That line is remarkably out of place with the rest of the speech, and is certainly out of pace with not only the words but also the actions of the Bush administration - see, despite the CW on this one, GWB's White House has actually been frighteningly cozy with the UN, and they certainly haven't made any opposition to the UN a talking point or a campaign issue.

    Is this line by Arnie a signal of a coming change? Or is it just a pandering ploy to get the more "conservative" party members out to vote?

    Posted by jkhat at August 31, 2004 09:43 PM

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    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: kris at August 31, 2004 09:53 PM

    I think it's a case of wishful thinking.

    I thought the Bush twins were cute. They're just silly 22-year olds. They are very normal. I think that's all they were trying to get across.

    I thought GHWB and Barbara holding up "We love Laura" signs was hilarious. I think the two of them are just getting stranger (in a good way) by the year.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: james at August 31, 2004 10:02 PM

    kris, how can it be "wishful thinking" on my part when i didn't express an opinion?

    the line wasn't in sync with the rest of the speech, or with Bush policy. to me, it seemed to stick out like a sore thumb.

    given that these lines are all carefully chosen, there is a reason that it was included. most likely reasons are to gain votes or to signal a change. that's all i said. i dont see how that constitutes "wishful thinking."

    "silly 22 year olds," huh? first, 22 year olds arent "silly" like that. if anything, they were "silly 14 year olds." as it came off, they just looked stupid. whose vote are they trying to garner? are they pandering to the 10 year olds?

    i missed the sign part. too bad, sounds funny.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: kris at August 31, 2004 10:09 PM

    i'm saying wishful thinking because i'm pretty sure you're no fan of the UN yourself.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: Bithead at August 31, 2004 10:16 PM

    The Twins and Laura:

    It's called puttinga human face on things.
    And it casts the spotlight on Women.... Actually, a classy way to do this.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: jkhat at August 31, 2004 10:42 PM

    kris' latest post ( makes me think that perhaps the bush twins' speech was aimed at undecided 50 year olds that see their own daughters in j&b, and not at 18 or 22 year olds. i think that makes sense.




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