Monday, August 23, 2004
For Behold, Zell Speaks. . .
by Thom the Blog Culler
. . .and there shall be weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth.
Republicans rejoice, and Democrats mourn.
So, in the true spirit of bi-partisan cooperation, Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) will reprise his role as keynote speaker at a National Convention, but this time it will be for us Republicans. It appears that Zell is something of a go-to guy when you want to reach out to voters in the middle of the road, and the Dems are tryng to laugh it off like its no big deal that he's campaigning for our guy instead of theirs. According to the Washington Times:
The ex-Marine from the foothills of Appalachia thus will become on Sept. 1 the first speaker ever to deliver keynote addresses to both major party conventions — and will do so in New York's Madison Square Garden, the same venue where he spoke on Mr. Clinton's behalf in 1992.Although Zell has tended to vote with the Republicans in the Senate on all major issues for the last several years, the GOP has thus far been unable to convince him to switch teams and improve the slim Republican majority in the Senate. His appeal as an upstanding, moderate Democrat effectively illustrates the extent to which the frenzied and frantic wing of the Democratic party have taken over the so-called "big-tent."
What can I say more?