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Saturday, October 09, 2004

A moment of irony

I was watching the campaign rallies on C-Span today. John Kerry's rally in Ohio concluded with two of his theme songs, Bruce Springsteen's "No Surrender" and U2's "Beautiful Day." Then the programming shifted to Bush's rally. The first words out of the president's mouth? "What a beautiful day."

"Freedom is on the march," the president said. I hope he's right.

For me, "freedom is on the march"-as manifested in the leadership of the United States-means the following: a diverse and robust free press, open government proceedings, fair trials, a strong example for the world, tact, diplomacy, wisdom, humility, honesty, accountability, security without paranoia, and health care for all Americans.

Regime change begins at home.


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