Re: The terrorism meme

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Sat 09 Nov 2002 - 18:33:50 GMT

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    On Saturday, November 9, 2002, at 01:17 , Lawrence DeBivort wrote:

    > Like Gore, it was hers to lose, and she lost it. No credit goes to
    > Bush.

    How refreshing to see this from another! I've maintained this stance continually, fighting each 'Bush won by cheating' statement with 'Bush didn't win it by any circumstance, Gore lost the damn election all by himself!', but no-one wanted to agree with me....

    > The machine squelched
    > attempts by better qualified [your party here] to run for the nomination

    This is the nature of political machines, and why -

    > Why? People resented her sense of [false] entitlement to the job.

    This is exactly the sentiment expressed here in MA where yet another republican governor was elected to preside over a ridiculously predominant democratic structure too ingrained to be called a machine, but rather almost a fortress of life here.

    > Seelye should have looked at actual races before offering her
    > generalizations.

    It was confusing, but I think the byline for the MD story was not hers, but LIZETTE ALVAREZ. Same critique would apply, of course.

    - Wade

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