The Echo Chamber
Thursday, December 12, 2002
  2:27 PM

Time Magazine quotes Bill Clinton (scroll down to "Quotes of the Week") concerning the mid-term election results, "When people feel uncertain, they'd rather have somebody who is strong and wrong than somebody who's weak and right."

I know that this is just a silly aside intended for the consumption of Democratic party loyalists, but I just have to comment. Bush's political strength (or mandate) is certainly not the result of the 2000 election. His mandate is the result of his overwhelmingly job approval since 9/11. Why do they approve? Because he has done many things that the American people feel are right.

"Wrong and strong" is an oxymoron for a President, particularly a President who leds during a crisis. 


  11:17 AM

Al Qaeda may have received a chemical weapon from Iraq

The Washington Post reports that al Qaeda may have received VX gas from Iraq last month. It is believed that it was smuggled out through Turkey.

VX gas is a weapon of mass destruction. It kills humans on contact.

If this proves true, I wonder if Al Gore will still consider Iraq to be a distraction from the war on terror. 


Wednesday, December 11, 2002
  10:18 AM

It Pains me to say this...

but Trent Lott is either a racist or an idiot or a racist idiot.

This fool's got to go.

And learning today that he said the same thing back in 1980 doesn't help. Obviously these weren't off the cuff remarks that he didn't have time to consider. He had a couple of decades to consider these remarks!

Here's what Lott should have said.

Here's what the Dems will be saying in 2004 if he doesn't go. 


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