Tuesday, July 27, 2004
A WOMAN WITH A PLAN. Yes, sir, Senator Hillary spoke at the convention last night, and it wasn't so much what she said as the way she said it that struck a deep chord of memory. Her delivery was so forceful, so commanding, so loud, so monotonous, so incantational that she reminded us of some great leader of the past. It's on the tip of our tongue... yes, we've almost got it, it's... no, damn, it's gone. Well, it doesn't really matter who it was. What matters is that she clearly has the iron will it takes to get elected chancell--, er, president of this great homeland of ours and stick it to our enemies even while she's creating a national social--, er, health care paradise for all us citizens. It's a shame we can't fast-forward to the next election and get started right away on whatever she has in mind. The Democrats have got to be so darn disappointed that they're stuck with nominating a cadaverous billionaire and John-Boy Walton. But think how much hate they can build up in a second Bush term, an emotional cauldron that can fuel the ambitions of a truly great leader. That kind of hate and that kind of a leader could remake the world. Is everybody else as excited about that prospect as we are?
UPDATE. Since we posted the day's entry a few seconds ago, we've received some complaints from the Democratic National Committee, Moveon.org, DemocraticUnderground.com, and a few thousand liberal bloggers. They claim we're comparing Hillary to Hitler. Also, the New York Times, the L.A. Times, and the Washington Post are planning to denounce us in their editorial pages for comparing Hillary to Hitler. They think it's unconscionable, a new low point in American politics.
We want to set the record straight. We were not comparing Hillary to Hitler. If a few files got mixed up and linked together in such a way as to make people think we were comparing Hillary to Hitler, we regret the wrong impression people may have gotten. And if anyone was offended during the momentary misapprehension that we intended to compare Hillary to Hitler, we are sorry they were offended. Isn't that what usually passes for an apology about this kind of thing? Good. Because that's about as sorry as we're going to get.