February 12, 2005

WE'LL MISS HIM (via David Hill, The Bronx):

Goodbye, Terry, Sorry We Lost
: Democrats pay tribute to their losing chairman. (Byron York, 2/11/05, National Review)

Here's the dilemma Democrats faced as they staged the enormous and expensive "Tribute to Chairman Terry McAuliffe" at Washington's National Building Museum Thursday night: How do you pay tribute to a man whose main legacy was losing elections?

And the answer was: awkwardly and painfully.

Republicans would be sorrier to see him go if his replacement weren't even worse.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 12, 2005 6:05 AM

If they had thrown in a testimonial or two to the retiring Bob Schrum, odds are most of the crowd would have left the event, gone down to the subway and jumped in front of the first Metro train they saw to end their sense of morbid depression.

Posted by: John at February 12, 2005 8:59 AM

Oh, man, it's gonna be fun to watch the Dems with Howard Dean at the helm. Time to party like it's 1979... These / Are / The / Good / Times...

Posted by: Semolina at February 12, 2005 10:12 AM

I watched it for about 5 minutes and when someone praised him for building a big new home for the DNC with 'state-of-the-art' TV and radio facilities saving 'thousands of dollars,' I nearly lost it.

Posted by: Bart at February 12, 2005 10:49 AM


Posted by: Dr.D at February 12, 2005 5:10 PM