A small dose of realpolitik. Kerry can sing old John & Yoko tracks until he’s blue in the face, but Chirac’s going to take of France, Schroeder will take care of Germany, King Albert will look out for Belgium, and Tony Blair’s first concern is Great Britain. That’s how it works, and that is precisely how it should happen. We need a President who will take care of the United States without a global pH test.
(NOTE: Yes, Guy Verhofstadt, as prime minister, is the head of the Belgian government. Using their king’s name is my way of teasing them after they sided with the purposefully obstructions French Republic back when Saddam Hussein was still doing his inhuman thing Iraq.)
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This is a Presidential election. They can’t vote for “Rudy.” (I’m not referring to Mayor Giuliani.)
The New York-based Princeton Review says both candidates in the first presidential debate used grade school language skills: Bush 6th grade, Kerry 7th.The President outscored Kerry in their closing statements, 4 of 6 to 3.
The Review gave President Bush points for strong topic sentences with good supporting statements saying he spoke at a level most sixth graders could understand. Kerry eschewed meandering sentences and the seasoned debater used more vocabulary at the 7th grade level.
I haven’t compared the rosters, but it would not surprise me in the least if I were to learn that the Yankees had the worst starting rotation of the eight teams who will be competing in the playoffs from both Leagues.
They’re going to have to wing it this postseason, but I have every confidence that they can and will do it.