Saturday, September 04, 2004
...was a 140 mph killer hurricane some 36 hours ago. Thankfully, the Bahamas archipelago appears to have slowed it down enough for a nice wind shear to disrupt the storm. It is moving WNW at between 4 and 6 mph and retains winds of between 105 and 115 mph.
Now, as to Bush's convention: a masterwork of anticipation and issue framing. I will comment in the next post, but the bottom line is that Bush's campaign has the meat of issues on the bone of a campaign.
I know; call the tortured metaphor police. The central fact of the campaign is rather simple, however: Bush has something to campaign on and for, while Kerry's campaign recalls a dinner table remark of Winston S. Churchill:
"Take this pudding away; it has no theme."
Meantime, Andrew Sullivan can't get past the fact that Mary Cheney, Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter, wasn't on the stage for Bush and Cheney's "ticket shot".