Thursday, September 2, 2004

Over Zell-ous

I didn’t watch Senator Zell Miller’s speech at the RNC last night; I have other things to worry about (see below). But according to one observer, it was hateful, over the top, and not exactly something the Republicans should be proud of to have on in prime time. The observer, by the way, is no Democratic partisan; it’s Andrew Sullivan.

What’s remarkable about the Republicans is their utter indifference to fairness in their own attacks. Smearing opponents as traitors to their country, as unfit to be commander-in-chief, as agents of foreign powers (France) is now fair game. Appealing to the crudest form of patriotism and the easiest smears is wrong when it is performed by the lying Michael Moore and it is wrong when it is spat out by Zell Miller. Last night was therefore a revealing night for me. I watched a Democrat at a GOP Convention convince me that I could never be a Republican. If they wheel out lying, angry old men like this as their keynote, I’ll take Obama. Any day.

Holy Ned. If you can get Andrew Sullivan to come to that conclusion, there is a serious problem in the GOP.