December 29, 2003

STOP ME, BEFORE I KILL AGAIN:

THE FORMER GOVERNOR: Dean Wants Party Leader to Slow Rivals' Attacks (JODI WILGOREN, 12/29/03, NY Times)

Complaining about the torrent of attacks raining down on him from his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, Howard Dean on Sunday criticized his party's national chairman, Terry McAuliffe, for not intervening to tone down the debate.

It's practically a zen koan.

MORE:
Battling the Bush advantage in campaign finance (GEORGE SOROS, 12/29/03, Straits Times)

I and a number of other wealthy Americans are contributing millions of dollars to grassroots organisations engaged in the 2004 presidential election.

Here we get not only an oxymoron--a grassroots movement funded by a few billionaires--but a palindrome.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 29, 2003 8:41 AM
Comments

But will these organizations, like Mark Twains' honest politician, stay bought? I'm looking forward to the day when these groups turn on their creators and benefactors.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at December 29, 2003 12:03 PM

Raoul:

Like Perot's political party.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at December 30, 2003 10:53 AM
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