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THE GIRLS (Andrew Sullivan on the Bush twins)
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Posted on 08/31/2004 11:25:17 PM PDT by ambrose

THE GIRLS: But Jenna and Barbara really did steal the show. The word "sex" emanated from the stage. No, this wasn't an ad lib. The marketers who are promoting the policies of James Dobson and Rick Santorum were making jokes mocking the prudery of people who think "Sex and the City" is something only married people do and never talk about. Like the president's gaffe about not winning the war on terror, this could never have been uttered at a Democratic convention without the Dems being described as out-of-touch metrosexuals. But the delegates, knowing that this kind of front is necessary to win over the American middle, didn't seem to mind. Compared to the earnest, mature, almost somber Kerry daughters, these two were upper-class brats, giggling, cooing, pointing to friends in the crowd, giggling over their lines, and generally showing the maturity of the average "American Idol" contestant. I have to say I loved it - if only for its authenticity, for the sudden interruption of an actual reality into the sometimes surreal script of this convention. So we have an Austrian-American bodybuilder with a history of orgies and a couple of spoiled, hard-drinking party girls fronting for a party whose platform is inspired in large part by Biblical fundamentalism. Yep. It would be hard to convey a more vivid reflection of our fractured culture than that


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1 posted on 08/31/2004 11:25:17 PM PDT by ambrose
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To: ambrose

Andrew Sullivan must be made that Michael Moore upstaged him when he received direct mention by McCain. Nothing worse then a sore liberal that thinks no one pays any attention to him.


2 posted on 08/31/2004 11:28:21 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: ambrose

That guy is really bitter.


3 posted on 08/31/2004 11:28:57 PM PDT by Kornev
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To: ambrose

As far as I am concerned, Andrew, should have stayed on vacation for another month.

This rant leads me to believe that the Kerry Headquarters will be calling him ASAP to join their team of dirt bags.


4 posted on 08/31/2004 11:31:04 PM PDT by not2worry
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To: ambrose

I noticed Andrew Sullivan was bashing Kerry as a bad candidate yesterday. But Andy, I thought you said Kerry was the true "conservative" choice when you endorsed him!


5 posted on 08/31/2004 11:34:03 PM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: ambrose

Andrew Sullivan on the Bush twins
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I thought they weren't his type! (taking subtitle literally)


6 posted on 08/31/2004 11:34:28 PM PDT by GeorgiaYankee
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To: ambrose

Aren't the Kerry daughters several years older than Jenna and Barbara?


7 posted on 08/31/2004 11:37:19 PM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: ambrose

I have to admit being a bit nervous while I listened to their joint speech. Brit Hume afterward said that the First Lady and daughters had no place speaking at the convention, because this country is governed by elected officials, not royalty.

I think that was a little harsh. Certainly, there has been a tradition of First Ladies speaking for several generations. Laura Bush's speech was excellent.

Insofar as Jenna and Barbara are concerned, they seem to be very sweet. Remember they began by saying that they are non-political. My Southern politeness only allows me to comment, "bless their hearts."


8 posted on 08/31/2004 11:38:15 PM PDT by walford (http://utopia-unmasked.us)
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To: walford
Brit Hume afterward said that the First Lady and daughters had no place speaking at the convention, because this country is governed by elected officials, not royalty.

Fred Barnes made that remark, not Brit.

9 posted on 08/31/2004 11:41:00 PM PDT by AHerald
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To: ambrose

This is incoherent.


10 posted on 08/31/2004 11:42:16 PM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: ambrose
What Sullivan doesn't realize, is that the Bush camp is trying to hook a big one in Cali. And they might reel one in after tonight. First you have a popular Cali Gov, giving a great speech to tremendous ratings in prime time. Then you have a the Bush hotties giving a risque (for a RNC) speech, that pokes fun at Crusty Barbara Bush (bless her heart), and invokes "Sex in the City". Then a loving, compassionate speech by The First Lady. If this doesn't give Bush a big bump in Cali, I don't know what will. I have a feeling people in Cali are scratching their heads saying, "Why do we hate bush, again?"
11 posted on 08/31/2004 11:43:03 PM PDT by Oblongata
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To: NYCVirago

I haven't read AS since his blog became all pro gay marriage and he turned into a Kerry backer..He is really bitter and I am shocked at his tone...I will not be reading him again.


12 posted on 08/31/2004 11:44:11 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: ambrose
But the delegates, knowing that this kind of front is necessary to win over the American middle, didn't seem to mind.

Or maybe they're just not the anal ultrafundamentalist prudes you perceive them to be, Andy.

13 posted on 08/31/2004 11:47:02 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War (we use the ˇ°ml maximizeˇ± command in Stata to obtain estimates of each aj , bj, and cm.)
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To: MEG33
Oh man,

I clicked on the link above and read AS's site.

He's gone all the way to the left folks. He's trashing the GOP, Laura Bush, Arnold, the Swift Vets and many others.

I used to read him every day but haven't in a year or so and now I fell like I need a shower !

14 posted on 08/31/2004 11:51:22 PM PDT by america-rules (It's US or THEM so what part don't you understand ?)
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To: AHerald

"Fred Barnes made that remark, not Brit."

I stand corrected.


15 posted on 09/01/2004 12:01:12 AM PDT by walford (http://utopia-unmasked.us)
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To: ambrose
So we have an Austrian-American bodybuilder with a history of orgies and a couple of spoiled, hard-drinking party girls fronting for a party whose platform is inspired in large part by Biblical fundamentalism.

Andrew is beyond redemption. The end must be near.
16 posted on 09/01/2004 12:03:53 AM PDT by microgood
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To: MEG33
I haven't read AS since his blog became all pro gay marriage and he turned into a Kerry backer..He is really bitter and I am shocked at his tone...I will not be reading him again.

Yep. And he's intellectually dishonest, too.

Another "conservative" I won't bother listening to again is Tucker Carlson. He said he can't support Bush because of him not rushing back to D.C. on 9/11. If that's the case, then he should have resigned from Crossfire long ago and let somebody else be the "On the Right" voice. I never trusted Carlson anyway, and his latest screed is something out of Michael Moore.

17 posted on 09/01/2004 12:06:21 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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This is what Sullivan wrote after Monday night's speeches:

Again, Giuliani spoke to Bush's emotional intelligence after 9/11, his genuine attempt to do what he believed was best for the country at a time of terror, and to Bush's personable nature. You just cannot imagine a story in which a huge, ham-handed construction worker would ever give John Kerry a big, warm bear-hug. Or that John Kerry would answer a long disquisition from a man in a hard-hat and feel satisfied to respond with two simple words: "I agree." Again, Giuliani reminded us of why we tend to like George W. Bush. (Personally, I'd rather have pins stuck in my eyes than endure a conversation with John Kerry, but I'd love to hang with Bush.) All of this matters. A president in wartime needs to be able to connect with people. Bush can. Kerry can't.

This guy flip-flops more than Kerry!

18 posted on 09/01/2004 12:09:31 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: NYCVirago

He's another one I don't bother to watch or read anymore..I haven't watched Crossfire in ages, either.


19 posted on 09/01/2004 12:09:35 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: america-rules

Disgusting diatribes on AS..Shame on him....


20 posted on 09/01/2004 12:11:30 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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