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Monday, July 26, 2004

 
DNC Thoughts I:

Just watched Terry McAuliffe's speech to the convention, and it was awful, as usual. Why he's not gone yet, I don't know, and I don't say that as partisan sniping. This was one of your classic "let's throw as many themes into a speech as possible and see what sticks" speech. I hate these. You had your Supreme Court 2000 gripe, your "uniter, not a divider" ("Well, the Democrats are united!") sneer, something about "Mission Accomplished" (I think it was because of the DNC getting out of debt and building a new building, and being better, or something or other that I didn't care about). This wasn't even flying on the floor, where the delegates barely acknowledged these obvious rhetorical tosses. So at least they have that going for them.

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