September 10, 2003

The Debate

I only caught a few minutes of the debate last night, and needless to say, I found it appalling. I caught most of the summations, and strangely enough, the Rev. Al Sharpton seemed to be the most lucid. I don't agree with him, but at least I can understand what motivates him and I don't doubt that he believes it. Even stranger, I respected Congressman Dennis Kucinich almost as much, because he is earnest -- deluded and dangerous, but earnest. I couldn't say that about any of the other candidates. Period.

And perhaps someone needs to make an issue of Senator Joe Lieberman's health. He seemed, by his own admission, to be very ill.

But nothing scared me more than Congressmen Dick Gephardt's statement that:

I will be a president every day in that Oval Office who's trying to figure out how every person in this country fulfills their God-given potential, nobody left out, nobody left behind.

Ol' Dick would have made a good replacement for Stalin, but he'd already told us this before with his previously stated willingness to bypass Supreme Court rulings with Executive Orders if they displeased him. As David Byrne once sang:

What good is freedom, God laughs at people like us.

Karl Rove must be ecstatic.

Posted by Charles Austin at September 10, 2003 09:20 PM

Soon enough, Gephardt will be speaking of every person's "indispensable destiny"...

Posted by: John Smith at 11:24 PM