©2004 Patrick Rooney
We need more balloons. I want all balloons to go, g********... What the
f*** are you guys doing up there? We want more balloons coming down, more
balloons. More balloons. More balloons…”
--Producer for DNC Convention, on live TV
it to the Balloon Guy to give up the game.
had tried all week to present themselves as the party of reason. They were
going to be kinder, gentler character assassins. They were going to take
the high road, but the cracks in the façade began to show.
calmed down Algore--almost. And Bill Clinton said President Bush was a
pretty good guy before accusing him of trying to throw children in the
street, letting hoodlums run wild, and allowing terrorists to violate our
borders, just so he could give the newly-rich Bubba a tax cut.
limited Al Sharpton to seven minutes, he took twenty, which they really
didn’t mind because he’s just so cute! So they turned their heads and
allowed the Riot King to pretend he was Frederick Douglas.
there was John Kerry. Did I forget to tell you he served in
couldn’t help wondering if Kerry realized his words sounded as if they
applied more to his war in
clear both Bill Clinton and John F. Kerry are competing to be thought of
as the second John F. Kennedy. But hasn’t anyone told them that the gig
requires some actual character? Kennedy commanded a PT boat, and served
heroically while injured, so Kerry sought out a Swiftboat to command,
armed himself with a camera to re-enact his own heroics, played the
“three Purple Hearts you’re out” game, and jumpstarted his liberal
Massachusetts political career by cavorting with Jane Fonda and lying
about U.S. military “atrocities”.
wonder if Kerry exclaimed “Mission Accomplished” after abandoning his
Kerry sought and attained political office, and continued his destruction.
His new and most impressive badge of honor became his voting record, the
most liberal in the Senate.
year’s election is as critical as they say. What Kerry and the other
liberal Democrats are so afraid of, is the fruition of George W.
Bush’s foreign policy. Because in four more years, the results of the
war on terror will essentially be in, and we will know who was right and
who was wrong.
can see the path the President is laying out, and it is sound. Beyond the
other reasons for war, he’s creating a beachhead in the
Bush was extremely critical of
it’s not just
so a week of cracking facades and unseemly lies came to an end—but the
confetti and the balloons refused to fall on the great Democratic
coronation, so the show producer—the Balloon Guy—went ballistic. What
a joy! Finally someone in that great hall had the guts to just be
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