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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Thanks For Confirming, Arnie

Regular readers will remember I became hooked on the Democratic National Convention. Well, now it's the Republicans' turn.

Arnie spoke yesterday. Great news - he confirmed I'm not a Republican. I mean, I'd suspected - but it's always nice to get some reassurance.

Here's the specific part of his speech which caused such relief:

"My fellow immigrants, my fellow Americans, how do you know if you are a Republican? I'll tell you how.

If you believe that government should be accountable to the people, not the people to the government, then you are a Republican! If you believe a person should be treated as an individual, not as a member of an interest group, then you are a Republican! If you believe your family knows how to spend your money better than the government does, then you are a Republican! If you believe our educational system should be held accountable for the progress of our children, then you are a Republican! If you believe this country, not the United Nations, is the best hope of democracy in the world, then you are a Republican! And, ladies and gentlemen, if you believe we must be fierce and relentless and terminate terrorism, then you are a Republican!

There is another way you can tell you're a Republican. You have faith in free enterprise, faith in the resourcefulness of the American people, and faith in the U.S. economy. To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say: "Don't be economic girlie men!""

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