Monday, July 26, 2004

Al Gore's 'Transformation'

To: editor@usatoday.com
Re: A 'powerful reminder' to rally Dems Monday night

The media, as usual, has its own twisted slant on events. Having destroyed the candidacy of Howard Dean, who was exciting to the Democratic base, by endless replays of the brief emotional outburst of an exhausted man, it has forced the loyal opposition to play a good cop/bad cop game. Because of the willful stupidity of the American public, the candidates themselves are not allowed to be angry or to think anything that might be interpreted as 'unpatriotic'—so they need other people to be angry for them, in order to connect with the part of the electorate that understands the Constitution, has considered the lessons of history, and thinks about politics more often than once every four years.