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posted by bluememe at 10/27/2005
Wow, neat-o, my name in lights sort of. Dim bulbs, but still lights.I want to point out that it's not a totally lefty idea. I secretly fear that the reason Democrats aren't jumping all over this stuff is that they have their own misdeeds and ethical lapses that are just as bad but not yet public knowledge. How can we stand up and point the finger when we still have a certain Sentaor from MA in the upper echelons of our party? I wish that someone (Dean maybe? Pelosi?) would start an internal investigation and do some housekeeping and soon. Better to find some examples within the party and have them voluntarily step down now and promise to be ethical in the future. Because if we don't do it ourselves, Fox News and others will. We have a unique and short window of opportunity here to differentiate ourselves from the Republican Party. The Deomcratic Party should apologize for recent mistakes - for example - apologize to the American people for allowing the Administration to take us to war instead of blaming the Administration for taking us to war. Let's have a Democratic member of Congress stand up and say, "I have committed similar misdeeds and should not be in office." The Party should also rededicate itself to the people they serve instead of the business interests that fund their campaigns. And ultimately, we should push, as a party, to get corporations out of the business of politics.Sorry, I guess I'm getting all optimistic and hopeful. But 'Tis the Season, you know? Fitzmas is a time for hope. But in a month or so, the overlap in the Venn diagram of Democrats, Republicans, and Corrupt Politicians will shift back to the left and we will be lumped right in with the indicted. People will be going to the polls in '06 thinking "they're all bad" and still vote their party.
The Deomcratic Party should apologize for recent mistakes - for example - apologize to the American people for allowing the Administration to take us to war instead of blaming the Administration for taking us to war.Truly a holiday sentiment to live by, although I'm sure you've seen Ariana's comment on yesterday's NPR piece about Democratic senators looking back on their votes to authorize war in Iraq. Things are so bad right now that neither of New York's senators-- Schumer and Citizen Hillary--will even blame the assministration for the war.
>> ... miracle ... <<Don't be so quick to dismiss it. Granted miracles are very rare, but we may yet see one come of the work of the Blessed Fitzy and yet see him canonized. Look for the Republicans to try to pass off that lies under oath, treason, and perjury doesn't count forgetting how they screamed for Clinton's blood. I will count it as one miracle if they don't.
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