Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Out Classed and Out Gunned by Big Time
My commentary regarding the Vice Presidential debate last night can be summed up in one simple sentence:
Senator John "Breck Girl" Edwards, Junior Senator from North Carolina is still not ready for Prime Time.
Vice President Dick "Big Time" Cheney took Breck Girl to school last night. Big Time was un-fazed and unruffled in the face of Breck Girl's best attempts at a broadside. Every time he thought he scored, Big Time came right back with facts. Breck Girl is very unaccustomed to the use of facts. After all, when the hair and makeup are removed, he's just another blood sucking, ambulance chasing, scum sucking personal injury trial lawyer.
Perhaps I should avoid using positive adjectives to describe lawyers.
Big Time did one very important thing last night. He very successfully put Lurch's 20 year senate record back at center stage. He would have done the same with Breck Girl's record, but you see, he's missed so many Senate votes and committee meetings that there isn't really a record to expose. Frankly, I think Big Time's description of Breck Girl's record as "not very distinguished" was very gentle.
Facts are stubborn things. This debate showed a stark difference between two men running for a job "a heart beat away" from the presidency. One looked and sounded like an elder statesman schooled in the art of politics, diplomacy, and war. The other looked like a deer caught in the headlights of an oncoming train.
You tell me which one is which.