WHAT’S IN THE NEWS TODAY?
MAY I CALL YOU P, OR DO YOU PREFER MR. DIDDY?
REMEMBER WHEN, IN THE CAMPAIGN SEASON OF 1992, PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH SAID “THOSE ARE MY GRANDKIDS, THE LITTLE BROWN ONES OVER THERE”? THE PRESS HAD A FIELD DAY, OR SHOULD I SAY MONTH, REPRESENTING HIS COMMENT TO THE PUBLIC AS A “RACIST” STATEMENT.
NOW, THE PRESS IS FOCUSING ON THE TEDDYESQUE “CHEERLEADER” SPEECH MADE BY HOWARD DEAN AFTER THE IOWA CAUCUSES, ACTING AS IF DR. DEAN IS TOO RABID TO BE PRESIDENT. LET’S HOPE THAT THE AVERAGE VOTER FEELS MUCH THE SAME WAY THAT I DO ABOUT THE PRESS.
Letters, Santa Fe New Mexican, 1-29-04
Dean's pep talk
The press and late-night talk shows have had a field day making fun of Howard Dean's pep talk to his young supporters after his third-place finish in Iowa.
Some pundits solemnly declare it was a display of "temper." For me, it was a display of passion. That this good man, who possesses so much integrity, honor and passion for what is right, should be a subject for ridicule is an outrage. Perhaps Howard Dean is too fine a person for a country largely made up of unthinking clods or greedy connivers.
Cheers for Dean
Enough already about the Howard Dean cheer. I would rather hear an honest scream from the lips of Howard Dean than the cynical lies from the lips of George W. Let's remember that it was this good doctor's boldness and courage that resuscitated a weak and dying Democratic Party. If the Democrats finally have a pulse, we have Dean to thank for that.
GO, SANTA FE GIRLS! I DON’T THINK WE CAN AVOID THE “SAM DONALDSONIZATION” (SYSTEMATICALLY ASPIRING TO THE INTELLECT OF THE WORLD’S DUMBEST MAN) OF THE NEWS MEDIA, BUT LET’S AT LEAST LET THE PRESS KNOW THAT WE DON’T ALWAYS AGREE WITH THEM.