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Aug 29, 2004 11:25pm

reinventing a party

How To Reinvent The G.O.P. (New York Times, reg. required, blah blah blah) is a fascinating read, especially during the current national convention in New York.

Gripes about the party's socially-retarded platform aside, it's interesting to read some background about the core beliefs of the republican party, and to try to understand what it is that George W. Bush was sent to Washington to accomplish. I don't agree that he's worthy of reelection, but I do believe that the underlying Republican position is one that is morally defensible.

In an Interview with Bill Moyers, Lou Dobbs summarizes well the one thing that I'd like to hear during one of these rah-rah conventions (from the delegates inside, or the protesters outside):

I want to hear one of these candidates sharply and clearly say this country is about the people who live in it.

One week into writing this thing, and I've already broken my rule about politics.


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