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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Wolcott on Kerik

Sadly, it's been a few days since I've been able to read Wolcott's blog, but I was finally able to catch up today. This entryis a real zinger.

Wolcott's impressions of seeing Bernard Kerik in person sum up what I had thought all along--this guy was full of false self-importance (read:BS). Sure, I have respect for any person in a position of leadership who provided at least adequate direction in a time of crisis, but those legs can only carry one so far, right? As we all know now, Kerik's were quickly cut out from beneath him because of his arrogance and presumptuousness.

I have to agree with Wolcott's assertion that the Dems we see on TV are seriously lacking in the balls department, but I do have to wonder something: is it any coincidence that the "liberal" media gets such pieces of milquetoast on in the first place? Why should we assume for one second that cable news show producers would seek out guests as equally aggressive as their Republican counterparts? The viewers that CNN and Faux News seek to pander to so badly want to see an unfair fight to further substantiate that "they" have the moral and political authority in this country, so it only makes sense to me.

Of course, this isn't to say that the Democratic Party as a whole doesn't need to grow a pair. Life as a liberal in these times...

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