You almost have to feel sorry for Vice-President Cheney. He had to follow one hell of a speech by Zell Miller. Miller's 20 minute or so speech about why he, a life-long Democrat, gives his full support to George W. Bush was nothing short of utterly amazing. Miller pulled no punches and laid it all out on the table. His comments about the parties coming together for the greater good of America was dead-on accurate, as were his remarks about the the soldiers winning the freedoms and rights we all enjoy today.
A couple of this statements that really resonated with me:
"Twenty years of votes can tell you much more about a man than twenty weeks of campaign rhetoric. Campaign talk tells people who you want them to think you are. How you vote tells people who you really are deep inside. "Also:
"Time after time in our history, in the face of great danger, Democrats and Republicans worked together to ensure that freedom would not falter. But not today. Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators"
If you want to read the full text of his speech, you can do so here
Later, as I was flipping around stations last night, I stumbled across an Miller being interviewed by MSNBC's Chris Matthews. It reminded me a lot of the infamous debate between Dan Rather and George Bush (W's dad). Miller kept trying to make his point, but Miller kept cutting him off, talking over him and trying to put words into his mouth. At one point, I thought Miller was going to walk-off and not complete the interview. Of course, today Matthew's is trying to spin it in his own blog on MSNBC
so he doesn't look like a chump. Sorry, man, too late.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/02/2004 08:42:00 AM