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  •  All I Can Say Is That This Gives Me Hope (1+ / 0-)
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    I mean, maybe the days of the sound bite are over. I was listening to a bit of Joe Klein on the radio today. He's hopeful too. John McCain (who is turning looney now, I admit) deserves some kudos for bringing 'straight talk' to the Republican party, even if it was rejected. Howard Dean deserves admiration as well. (George Bush never engaged in straight talk. He just pretended to and everyone pretended to believe he was.)

    Here we have a representative talking directly to many unknown Americans. She'll actually read Tim's little pointless post? Who woulda thunk it?

    Thank you Ms. Slaughter (and kos), I'm not sure you realize what a pioneer you are. Hopefully in 50 years, we'll look back at how pathetic political campaigns were for a few decades, and how the internet and some frustrated politicians and voters said, "Enough!" and they learned to talk to each other directly again, with politicians demanding input and help from constituents, and voters demanding honesty and intelligent policy from politicians. When Americans learn to expect intelligent discourse with each other, it'll happen.

    Whackos get their info thru the Christian right. We'll bring them out to vote against something and make sure the public lets the whole thing slip past them.

    by chemsmith on Wed Apr 26, 2006 at 01:03:58 PM PDT

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