May 29, 2008

THOUGHT HOWARD LOST?:

Hollywood star Cate Blanchett defends art exhibition of nude photos of girls aged 12 and 13 (Daily Mail, 29th May 2008)

Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett has attacked Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd after he branded an exhibition of naked photographs of young girls as "revolting".

Blanchett joined 42 other leading arts figures from Down Under in signing an open letter slamming Mr Rudd over his criticism artist Bill Henson's photographs of naked 12 and 13-year-old children.


One of the practical keys to being a Third Way politician, if you come at it from the Left, is to attack the intellectuals on your own side. Mr. Rudd gets it. Hillary figured it out too late to help. Senator Obama doesn't get it any better than Al Gore and John Kerry did.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 29, 2008 6:22 AM
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Whether Obama gets it, is beside the point. He doesn't want to be a Third Way politician, he wants to be a neo-Second Way politician. And he believes that Bush's low popularity has prepared the US electorate to embrace the unadulterated socialism that is at the core of his platform.

That's also the reason why he wants to run now and could not be persuaded to wait until 2012 or 2016 (depending on whether Hillary won the presidency or not), even though his youthful age allows him to do so. He is thoroughly convinced of the fact that now is the time to install his Chavist brand of politics in the US. In 4 or 8 years, when people will barely remember the name of the 43rd president, his hour will long be past.

Posted by: Peter at May 30, 2008 8:31 AM
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