Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Cold Efficiency...HELL YES

My quick look at various polls on the VP debate either sheepishly call it a tie or a win for Cheney. But as you read all the big media write ups you would think Edwards wiped the floor with him or Cheney sank himself. Lots of phrases like "Edwards had Cheney on the defensive", "Edwards pounced", and so on. I like the AP description the best:

With cold efficiency, Vice President Dick Cheney sought to eviscerate the credibility of the Democratic presidential ticket Tuesday night delivering a tough and terse message without the smirks and verbal miscues that cluttered President Bush's debate performance five days ago.

The first thing to note is the obvious BIAS of this opening sentence from a news (NOT OP/ED) service....but the total BS about miscues and cluttering a previous debate (huh?) aside....who would you rather have dealing with terrorists around the world everyday....someone with cold efficiency or a smiley southern drawl tort lawyer?

Along similar lines, I think Bush has a cold efficiency of his own....last night on the Tonight Show with Leno a great line from Dennis Miller:

That's why I like Bush. He doesn't over-think it. He wakes up every morning, jumps out of bed, lands on his two feet, scratches his balls, and says, "Let's kill some f@#@$ing terrorists!"

1 comment:

Jennifer J. said...

Does the word transhipment ring a bell? What the hell is that? That's one of the verbal miscues they're talking about. Personally, I'd rather have a president who 1) had a well-balanced vocabulary and 2) could speak in public on the level of at least a high school graduate. Now, on the other hand, I'm not saying that Kerry or Edwards speak better than Bush, but in general, any president of the United States should endeavor to speak clearly, correctly, and honestly, AND that should be a struggle for a president, after all.