Thursday, September 02, 2004

Sullivan on GOP (again)

Anyone reading this blog (sorry, these bookmarks) should stop and start reading Andrew Sullivan instead. His GOP conventioin coverage is great. It is amazing to witness such an intelligent man with such deeply held convictions trying to reconcile his views with the direction of the current GOP leadership. This is what every citizen in a democracy should do: Think, form your opinions, and then try to figure out which of the candidates agrees with you the most. Come to think of it, the fact that I find him impressive is in itself a statement about the sorry state of US democracy.

Perhaps it is because of his pro-Bush past that Sullivan manages to come up with the best one-liners against him. His account of the Zell Miller speech (a must read!) included these spot-on comments:

What's remarkable about the Republicans is their utter indifference to fairness in their own attacks. Smearing opponents as traitors to their country, as unfit to be commander-in-chief, as agents of foreign powers (France) is now fair game. Appealing to the crudest form of patriotism and the easiest smears is wrong when it is performed by the lying Michael Moore and it is wrong when it is spat out by Zell Miller.

I'd just like to point out the obvious: Michael Moore was not invited to speak at the Democratic convention...

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