September 23, 2007
I think I’m voting the Federalist line in the next election:
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad.” — James Madison
September 19, 2007
Here’s a post on my book by a blogger who says she probably won’t read it.
And this post of mine at MyDD was emailed around by the Edwards campaign and prompted this response from its target.
September 9, 2007
NO YOKE. Sherwin contemplates a presidential toss-off.
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September 3, 2007
Check out the date on this amazing piece. It’s January 2001, as Bush began his presidency, before 9-11, before the nightmare. You can claim Hamill is engaging in some ten-cent pscyhoanalysis, but from where I sit, it looks dead-on, emphasis on dead. I’d like to know what Hamill thinks a Rudy presidency would be.
So we should be prepared for armed melodrama. Bush is not a worldly man. His father was head of the CIA, ambassador to China, and president of the United States. The son stayed home. During the Vietnam War, he hurried into the Texas National Guard, defending the skies over Houston. He has visited only two foreign countries, one of them Mexico (the other seems to have slipped his mind). He was the first presidential candidate in memory who needed briefings about geography.
But he knows where Iraq is, and is completely aware of what his father failed to do in that country: remove Saddam Hussein. A son in rivalry with a father can be a very dangerous man. To show “leadership”, the new President Bush might defy the European allies of the United States, and risk another oil crisis, by seizing on some slight -–real or imagined – to finish off Saddam Hussein. He would thus force his father to admire him and get a boost in the public opinion polls.
Tell me that didn’t give you a chill.