Skip to comments.THE GIRLS (Andrew Sullivan on the Bush twins)
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
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.
That guy is really bitter.
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.
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!
Andrew Sullivan on the Bush twins
I thought they weren't his type! (taking subtitle literally)
Aren't the Kerry daughters several years older than Jenna and Barbara?
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."
Fred Barnes made that remark, not Brit.
This is incoherent.
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.
Or maybe they're just not the anal ultrafundamentalist prudes you perceive them to be, Andy.
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 !
"Fred Barnes made that remark, not Brit."
I stand corrected.
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.
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!
He's another one I don't bother to watch or read anymore..I haven't watched Crossfire in ages, either.
Disgusting diatribes on AS..Shame on him....
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