Politics: May 2004 Archives

I was reading this article in the NY Times on the lack of diversity in the boards of New York City cultural institutions, and I was struck by this statistic:

To be sure, there are still far fewer rich blacks than rich whites — 33,000 black households have an income of $150,000 or more in the New York metropolitan area, compared with 587,000 white households in the same income bracket, according to an analysis of 2000 census data by the Queens College department of sociology.

From CNN/AP:

Kerry told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he would consider a judicial candidate who disagrees with his support of abortion rights as long as it doesn't lead to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that made abortion legal.

Hours later, as fellow Democrats and abortion-rights supporters sought clarification, Kerry issued a statement pledging not to appoint anyone to the Supreme Court who would undo abortion rights. He left open the possibility of appointing anti-abortion judges to lower courts.

This campaign is getting even more depressing than Gore's.

I didn't realized there was actually a book that uses that horrible neologism "misunderestimated" as a title. When I mentioned it to James, he said, "that sounds like a drag queen!"

There really is a book, titled Misunderestimated: The President Battles Terrorism, John Kerry, and the Bush Haters by a "reporter" for the Rev. Moon-owned Washingon Times.

Hear that sound? It's the sound of all of our IQs plummeting.

More on the man who cannot speak can be found here. Also an article from The Observer gives us a choice quote from Karen Hughes:

"I remember one time he had mispronounced one of his words," she said, looming over the podium. "It was not the time he said 'subliminable' or 'strategery.' This time, it was 'misunderestimate.' He said it three times, so I kinda had to point it out to him." She paused to let the friendly laughter wash over her. "The same morning, he had called the terrorists 'folks.' And it fell to me to say, 'You know, Mr. President, uh, these are trained killers, I'm not sure you really want to be calling them 'folks.'"


UPDATED: Here is a nice quote from Condoleezza Rice:

I think that anybody who misunderestimates this president is going to have egg on their face in a few years. People ought to go back and look at Harry Truman, because that’s another president who was misunderestimated.

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