"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse." --John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

"I See Dead People"

I love that Howard Dean is still under the impression that he has a political career. In his letter to the DNC, throwing his hat into the ring as a candidate for the party's chairmanship, he wrote:
That word--values--has lately become a codeword for appeasement of the right-wing fringe. But when the political calculations make us soften our opposition to bigotry, or sign on to policies that add to the burden of ordinary Americans, we have abandoned our true values.

You're familiar with the right-wing fringe, aren't you? It's the majority of Americans that voted for George W. Bush.

Dean reminds me of Malcolm Crowe. That's the character played by Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense. He's a dead man that walks among the living, because he doesn't realize he's now part of the spirit world, and he stubbornly refuses to go to the "other side".

Where's Haley Joel Osment when you need him?