Quotes of The Day
Mark Steyn in the Chicago Sun-Times:
[N]obody who campaigns with Ben Affleck at his side has the right to call
anybody an idiot. H. L. Mencken said that no one ever lost money underestimating the intelligence of the American people. Well, George Soros, Barbra Streisand and a lot of their friends just did: The Kerry campaign and its supporters -- MoveOn.org, Rock The Vote, etc. -- were awash in bazillions of dollars, and what have they got to show for it? In this election, the plebs were more mature than the elites: They understood that war is never cost-free and that you don't run away because of a couple of setbacks; they did not accept that one jailhouse scandal should determine America's national security interest; they rejected the childish caricature of their president and paranoid ravings about Halliburton; they declined to have their vote rocked by Bruce Springsteen or any other pop culture poser.
Mike Cassidy in the San Jose Mercury-News:
Why not make California a country of its own? The state has plenty of
people, a global economy, a budget deficit to rival any country's and enough
enemies to be a nation unto itself.
Think of it. ``In Dude We Trust.'' ``E Pluribus Tofu.'' We could have
our own national anthem -- ``A Kind of Blue.'' Our own capital city --
Hollywood. (Is there any place else?)
Bernadette Malone in the Manchester Union-Leader:
It’s perfectly fine to feel fear, as long as the reaction is courage. And
Americans showed great courage in the face of fear on Tuesday.
Americans knew the terrorists — and our European friends — would prefer
John Kerry as President, but a majority of us voted for Bush anyway. Americans
knew they would be dismissed as easily led sheep if they supported the
President, but 51 percent of us did it anyway. Americans knew they would be
labeled religious zealots and homophobes if they voted for “values,” but we did
it anyway. Smart Americans are afraid in these times. They’re courageous enough
to admit it, and courageous enough to do something about it.