"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Al Gore - 12 Steps to Recovery

From National Review On-line comes Gore's recovery after getting lost on the way to the Whitehouse. Never lose sight of a possible relapse.

(NEWS ITEM: When asked recently if he had presidential aspirations for 2008, Al Gore described himself as “a recovering politician on about step nine”.)

STEP ONE: We admitted, finally, that we were powerless over Katherine Harris, Jim Baker, and hanging chads and that our life had become unmanageable.

STEP TWO: Came to believe that, since it’s been over six years now, there’s a pretty good chance no one’s going to call to say “Al, it was all a big mistake, we found a big stack of uncounted votes with your name on them!”

STEP THREE: continued here...



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