April 30, 2004


Catch as catch can (The Tipsheet, April 30, 2004, The Hill e-News)

Sen. John Kerry's (D-Mass.) presidential campaign is assembling a "Team B" group of advisors to craft a political strategy for catastrophic events, such as a terrorist attack on the United States before the election, the capture of Osama bin Laden, a vast improvement in the economy, or any other event that could alter the political zeitgeist in 2004.

You can just see the Kerry team sacrificing chickens to get Baal to keep the economy from improving or Osama's corpse from being located.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 30, 2004 9:35 AM

It is telling that Kerry's people would consider the capture of Osama, or an improvement in the economy, as "catastrophic."

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 30, 2004 9:48 AM

Here we see crystallized the problem of challenging an incumbant.

Posted by: David Cohen at April 30, 2004 9:49 AM

Team B was a group of folks who really were the national security forefathers of what people now call "neoconservatives" -- hardcore critics from the left and right of American national security policies that they thought had become recklessly soft.

Are there ANY Dems who have not made the transition to being "neocons" (i.e. Republicans) who feel similarly today? I couldn't name one.

Kerry's Team B will be all style and no substance, and completely reactionary. Is that the best they can do -- copy (conservative) concepts?

Posted by: kevin whited at April 30, 2004 10:00 AM

If I remember right, Baal-Moloch preferred human sacrifice of children -- at least according to all the Jewish prophets that mentioned him.

I doubt very much that sacrificing chickens would get his attention (hmmmm... sounds like Elijah at that big showdown) when Baal-Moloch is being fed every day at Women's Reproductive Choice Clinics all over the country?

Posted by: Ken at April 30, 2004 12:19 PM

Orrin: Rubber chickens, please. PETA is an important constituency.

Posted by: george at April 30, 2004 4:48 PM

Rubber chickens are recyclable (the environmental vote) and will come in handy later on at the convention in Boston. (Dropping down from the ceiling on a string everytime Howard Dean goes "Yeeeeeaaaaaaugh!")

Posted by: george at April 30, 2004 4:50 PM

And just what will drop when Sharpton speaks?

Posted by: ratbert at April 30, 2004 10:44 PM