Saturday, June 26, 2004

A democrat is going to what?

In an unprecedented move, President Bush's campaign has scheduled a prominent Democrat, Sen. Zell Miller of Georgia, to make a prime-time speech to the Republican National Convention in New York.
Mr. Miller, who gave the keynote address at the 1992 Democratic convention that nominated Bill Clinton for president, has agreed to address the Republicans in prime time, possibly on Sept. 2 when the delegates will nominate Mr. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney to head the ticket once again, confided a Republican with close ties to those planning the convention.

Yes, I know, it's Zell Miller but, he still considers himself a democrat, he just thinks his party has moved in the wrong direction. I have to say, this is a smart move, a lot of southern democrats are not all too happy with the Kerry nomination coming up and most people in the south have a great deal of respect for Zell so, this could actually bring in a few votes on Bush's side.

In a typical response the head of the Democratic National Senatorial Committee, Brad Woodhouse said ,
"I can't imagine what they hope to get out of Zell Miller -- do they really think they need help with angry white males?"

Heh, they got two out of three right, he's white and male. Zell Miller is one of the most respected members of Congress, he uses soft words, though they may have a sting, and very seldom raises his voice for anything. He is probably the least angry person I've heard on either the radio or television.

What probably has them upset are quotes like the following
"Look, John Kerry couldn't find Main Street with both hands. You can't make a chicken swim, and you can't make John Kerry anything but an out-of-touch ultraliberal from Taxachusetts,"

When you're right, you're right.