Saturday, October 21, 2006

Old Fogey's Quotes for Saturday

"I am afraid of being attacked."
Anglican Iraqi woman who wears a head scarf anytime she goes outside her neighborhood
The Real 'New Iraq'
[Perhaps it should be explained to Bush that a democracy not restrained by legal rights for minorities and dissenters is not necessarily a good thing. Maybe then he would stop trying to strip courts of the power to determine what is constitutional. Probably not]

"We haven't found one part of the country, even in the South, where it is good to say, 'Stay the course.'"
Sarah Chamberlain Resnick, executive director of the Republican Main Street Partnership, referring to Iraq
GOP's Solidarity on War Is Cracking
[Governing by slogan and sound bite doesn't seem to produce very rational decision making. But to Bush rational and realistic don't appear to be operative words]

"It's often said that the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem."
Dan Froomkin in WaPo
The Ugly Truth
[Froomkin seems to agree with me that our president is an addict--addicted to his delusions. See my earlier post Our President is an Addict as well as the comment made on it]

“These independent voters are like incipient progressives.”
Dan Cantor, the Working Families party’s executive director, referring to focus groups' ideas on such topics as health care
Working Families Party’s Aim: Putting Democrats in Congress
[It seems like only yesterday that predictions of the permanent dominance of the conservatives were flying everywhere. Republican dominance in the federal government has, however, revealed the ugly underbelly of the movement. Perhaps someday soon conservatives will be looking for another label--juat like liberals have done]


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