Thursday, September 02, 2004
Big Time in Prime Time
Much will be said and written in the coming days about the remarks made by Vice President Richard B. Cheney - known affectionately by this blog as "Big Time". As I write this, retired General Wesley Clark is doing his best to make no sense with Greta Van Sustern on Fox News on this very subject.
For those of you who missed the speech, I invite you to read the unedited transcript here.
Big Time, like his boss W, does not do nuance. For this I am grateful because I know he says what he means, and means what he says. The democrats and their willing accomplices in the press will attempt to decode the speech. They will fail, miserably so, because there is nothing to decode.
It is late, and so I will end this post with but a few quotes from Big Time's address.
In this election, we will decide who leads our country for the next four years. Yet there is more in the balance than that. Moments come along in history when leaders must make fundamental decisions about how to confront a long term challenge abroad and how best to keep the American people secure...[t]his nation has reached another of those defining moments.
And so it is time to set the alternatives squarely before the American people.
Fellow citizens, our nation is reaching the hour of decision, and the choice is clear. President Bush and I will wage this effort with complete confidence in the judgment of the American people. The signs are good - even in Massachusetts. According to a news account last month, people leaving the Democratic National Convention asked a Boston policeman for directions. He replied, "Leave here - and go vote Republican."
I echo the sentiment of that Policeman.
Thank you, and good night.