What bokononists whisper whenever they think of how complicated and unpredictable the machinery of life really is.


By Elton Beard

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who divide people into two kinds and those who don't. I don't.


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Sunday, July 11, 2004
11:00 PM PT

Shorter Charlotte Allen:
The Politics of Piety
  • Religion makes people humble, but science leads to mass murder.
See Also: In a companion LA Times piece, Rick Perlstein explains what is really going on here:

Democrats are letting themselves be hustled. They have become accomplices in a strategic attempt by Republicans to convince the public that the religious experience that liberals tend to favor is not "really" religion, and that the real measure of religiosity is conformity to certain Republican policy positions.
Plus: Strange Doctrines addresses Ms. Allen's encephalalimentationism.

12:00 PM PT

Shorter Washington Post Editorial:
The Intelligence Mess
  • The CIA miscalculated, Mr. Bush exaggerated, the war is validated.
Hard to believe? Here's the money quote:

Mr. Bush, Vice President Cheney and other senior officials sometimes exaggerated the flawed intelligence they were given, even if they were correct in identifying Iraq as a threat.
In other words, wrong + wrong = right.

Wednesday, July 7, 2004
1:00 PM PT

Shorter William Safire:
Body Politic Will Reject 'Charisma Transplant'
  • A Kerry/Edwards victory would deliver us a capable president but with a vice president who is not ready to run the country.

Monday, July 5, 2004
4:00 PM PT

What do you mean "we", media face?

On yesterday's Meet The Press, Andrea Mitchell (substituting for Tim Russert) displayed recent poll results indicating softening public support for Mr. Bush's unprovoked invasion of Iraq.

51% of Americans now consider the war a boo-boo, noted the NBC host. Perhaps discomfited by this she turned to a guest for consolation, and her mask slipped for a moment (all emphasis added):
So, Joe Lieberman, have we lost the American people?
Oops!

That "we" sort of gives the game away, doesn't it? Presumably, the in group of which our correspondent is a member consists not just of herself and guest but also includes at least a portion of the NBC employee's opinion-making cohort and a some subset of her interlocutor's contemporaries. And they seem to to be worried about indications that the American people are forming an unapproved opinion. Usually they don't let us see them fret like this.

In response, Sen. Lieberman (D-Sadly) first confessed the same concern:

We're in danger of losing too many of them.
But, being in with the in crowd too, he had to do what the in crowd do. So after organizing the usual platitudes into a handy segue the Senator from Connecticut returned to the task of educating the public as to what's what:
... [in Iraq] I don't want to go through another circumstance where division at home deprives America and the world of a victory over terrorists who hate us more than they love life. These are the very same people who attacked us on September 11th.
To which, as one, a million viewers across the land leaned forward in their comfy chairs awaiting a journalistic follow-up to these odd, Cheney-esque assertions. Like, what was that previous circumstance where division at home deprived America and the world of a victory over terrorists who hate us more than they love life? And, does the honorable Senator have any information connecting anyone now in Iraq to 9/11?

A million viewers across the land were sadly disappointed.

Russert's substitute just let Sen. Lieberman's startling statements stand. Completely ignored them. And totally changed the subject. Which probably just left many better-informed watchers scratching their heads. But some causal viewers, under the impression that Andrea Mitchell is a journalist, unaware that Meet The Press and the Senator are on the same team, just might have walked away believing that what Sen. Lieberman said correlates well with reality.

Mission accomplished!

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