I remember in high school there was this kid in my class who had a problem with cursing.
He cursed all the time, to anyone, at anyone. And this was a Catholic High School! The nuns and priests went nuts!
I remember overhearing one kindly priest advising this young man that he find alternative words for his bad words. "Witch" might make a better substitute for... well, you can figure it out. And "fool" for some other f-word.
I've been thinking a lot about that kid and what he had to go through and Democrats and what they're going through because they too have been told to behave: To stop the Bush-bashing.
No names, no slaps, no way.
And just like that kid in my class, it's proving tough.
Off-mike, they're calling the president every name in the book. But on camera, they don't even mention his name at all.
So they talk of “two Americas” and the well-to-do versus the got-nothing-to-do. But they will not make much ado about the guy they're all but saying created those two Americas.
Al Gore all but said those no-good, sneaky Republicans stole the last election. But this time he joked about every vote counting and every child growing up to someday win the popular vote.
It was a dig, but it wasn't a curse.
Al Sharpton wasn't so kind. The reverend — of all things — blasted that election, that outcome, and that president by name, saying that if "George Bush had selected the court in 1954, Clarence Thomas would have never got to law school."
Take that you milquetoast sissies!
Say this for Al, he wasn't playing the game. He spoke what he felt. He felt what he spoke.
I say both sides should do the same. Let us know how you feel and let her rip.
Don't be coy about it, or phony about it. And, pardon my pun, don’t beat around the bush about it.
If Teresa Heinz Kerry can tell a reporter to shove it and Dick Cheney can suggest a senator do something worse, what's so bad if their parties act the same way?
They wonder why no one covers these conventions. It's not because they're pre-scripted. It's because the script they have is so damn dull!
There, I said it.
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