Friday, October 01, 2004

The No Messed Mixages Zone

So don't you feel a 100% better about candidate Kerry today? He was as composed as Bush was confused--you'd think Rove and Hughes could have provided Bush with more than 3 talking points for a 90 minute debate. Was it just me, or at one point was he flipping his notecard back and forth as if it should magically yield some new answers to Kerry's pointed attacks?

Of course the spin folks are selling Bush's performance as if he won, as if the whole country might prefer a Victor Zambrano to a Scott Kazmir. But America isn't as easily duped as the New York Mets.

By the way, let's put to rest the notion that David Brooks is a thoughtful conservative. On PBS afterwards he called the debate "a tie." Which reminds me of that moment in A Fish Called Wanda when John Cleese is attempting to rile the dim-witted yet supercilious American Kevin Kline and he brings up Vietnam. Kline's response, "Vietnam was a tie!" Well, Brooks and Bush, I would like to reply with the words Cleese nexts says in an accent close to Crawfordian, no doubt, "I'm tellin' ya baby, they kicked your little ass there. Boy, they whooped yer hide REAL GOOD."


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