Thursday, September 02, 2004

Anger of the enfranchised

His adoptive party is already backing away from Zell Miller's Emperor Palpatine act at as the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Miller, let us not forget, praised Kerry as recently as 2001, calling him "a great friend" who has "worked to strengthen our military." Flip-flopper, liar, or opportunist? Or all three? (Watch out for that minor mention of Max Cleland - it'll blow your mind.)

Memo to Zell: If your party left you, then why not return the favor? Please. I think I know the reason - because if you became a Republican, you would be lost among the chest-thumping conservatives. They would have absolutely no use for you. They're just using you now to be their Righteous Anger Poster Child, and after the election they'll toss you away like a snotty Kleenex without a second thought. They're already doing it, and your remarks aren't cold yet! (Well, challenging Chris Matthews to a duel probably didn't help matters any.)

I think the best comment on Zellpalooza '04 came from, big surprise, Jon Stewart on The Daily Show tonight:
I can understand with the protestors, it's like the anger of the disenfranchised. But I've never seen the anger of the enfranchised before.
Stewart '08! Stewart '08!

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