Steyn wins the coveted Pun Salad "Read the Whole Thing" Award for
this fine day.
Let me ask a question of my Democrat friends: What does John Edwards
really believe on Iraq? I mean, really? To pose the question is
to answer it: There's no there there. In the Dem debates, the only
fellow who knows what he believes and says it out loud is Dennis
Kucinich. Otherwise, all is pandering and calculation. The Democratic
Party could use some seriously fresh thinking on any number of issues
— abortion, entitlements, racial preferences — but the base
doesn't want to hear, and no viable candidate is man enough (even
Hillary) to stick it to 'em.
Our favorite campaign word (begins with "p", ends in "hony") makes an appearance.
Continuing on the phony highway, Tom Maguire has related thoughts
on the narrow ideological spectrum
a Democratic presidential candidate must tread, and concludes:
As a consequence the Dems have routinely offered candidates (Al
Gore, John Kerry) to whom the "phony" label is easily affixed.
And why not? - the disconnect between what is aspirational to the party
base and what is acceptable to the Great Unwashed virtually obliges them
to be phony.
That explains a lot.
Over at American Thinker, neither Andrew
Waldman nor Thomas
Lifson is a huge Ron Paul fan. Both mention New Hampshire's own
Jim C. Perry, until recently the Executive Director of the group "Jews
for Ron Paul". I don't know Mr. Perry, and it's probably not (heh) kosher
to blame a candidate for the flaws of his supporters, but (quoting
Knish website linked to by Lifson) …
Jim C. Perry (James Christian Perry, the C is short for Christian), the
Executive Director of Jews for Ron Paul and heavily featured as the
spokesman for the front group. Like many Jews for Jesus figures, Jim C.
Perry claims to be an Orthodox Jew. …
The real Jim C. Perry though is not an Orthodox Jew, though he makes a
point of dressing up like one until he's virtually a cartoon. He's gay and is currently married to a
gay man and a self-identified Churchgoing Unitarian
Universalist. Here he identifies himself as a
Seminarian. He has another account where he calls himself Reverend
Jim C. Perry H.P., M.D.A. (he also claimed to have a doctorate in
English which he apparently modestly left off here all at the tender age
of 22) and a Pagan
Minister. Briefly he appears to have gone Ward Churchill and began
calling himself Jim
FlyingEagle. (He may have also used James L.
Rush and posted at Cherokee Pride as James L.
Rushing River pretending to be Cherokee)
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Guide, which we publish every year in lieu of something that might
actually be useful. This year is no exception. We have assembled a
collection of gift concepts so unusual, so distinctive, that you will
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