Sunday, September 5

Zell wiggin'

Posted by another Concerned Reader (Judas Priest do I love the Internet or what?):

<< Wanna see something funny?

Something "Zell Miller" funny?

Something that Rip Taylor would take one look at, and shriek, "That's FUNNY!!"?

From the Congressional archival website


Introduction of Senator John Kerry

Democratic Party of Georgia's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

Zell Miller

-- March 1, 2001

"It is good to be back in Georgia and to be with you. I have been coming to these dinners since the 1950s, and have missed very few.

"I'm proud to be Georgia's junior senator and I'm honored to serve with Max Cleland, who is as loved and respected as anyone in that body. One of our very highest priorities must be to make sure this man is re-elected in 2002 so he can continue to serve this state and nation.

"I continue to be impressed with all that Governor Barnes and Lieutenant Governor Taylor and the Speaker and the General Assembly are getting done over at the Gold Dome. Georgia is fortunate to have this kind of leadership.

"My job tonight is an easy one: to present to you one of this nation's authentic heroes, one of this party's best-known and greatest leaders -- and a good friend.

"He was once a lieutenant governor -- but he didn't stay in that office 16 years, like someone else I know. It just took two years before the people of Massachusetts moved him into the United States Senate in 1984.

"In his 16 years in the Senate, John Kerry has fought against government waste and worked hard to bring some accountability to Washington.

"Early in his Senate career in 1986, John signed on to the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Bill, and he fought for balanced budgets before it was considered politically correct for Democrats to do so.

"John has worked to strengthen our military, reform public education, boost the economy and protect the environment. Business Week magazine named him one of the top pro-technology legislators and made him a member of its 'Digital Dozen.'

"John was re-elected in 1990 and again in 1996 -- when he defeated popular Republican Governor William Weld in the most closely watched Senate race in the country.

"John is a graduate of Yale University and was a gunboat officer in the Navy. He received a Silver Star, Bronze Star and three awards of the Purple Heart for combat duty in Vietnam. He later co-founded the Vietnam Veterans of America.

"He is married to Teresa Heinz and they have two daughters.

"As many of you know, I have great affection -- some might say an obsession -- for my two Labrador retrievers, Gus and Woodrow. It turns out John is a fellow dog lover, too, and he better be. His German Shepherd, Kim, is about to have puppies. And I just want him to know...Gus and Woodrow had nothing to do with that.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome Senator John Kerry."


LOVED the part about Max Cleland...
# posted by Leto II : 1:07:17 AM>>

Leto, I may someday have to bear your children . . .


Anonymous said...

sounds like leto is a man after your heart. :p

- JediHobbit

Shawn Scarber said...

Okay, you think that's funny.

Anonymous said...

I can't help but feel that if the situation were reversed (a Republican had gone over to the Democrat side, and past statements of such a nature discovered), the media would have been all over it. I have yet to be convinced of the "liberal, left-wing slant" of the mainstream media.

- Ytlaya

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that the only way the media is liberal is that it doesn't do anything. It can't make accusations, it has to present facts without slants. So nothing is ever questioned, and nothing presented is ever engaging. It's just a mindless telecast, no matter the medium. Even editorials and the free print of the internet (such as sites like this) aren't doing much by themselves for the entire, pretty picture.


Anonymous said...

I have a question: Why was this funny? I missed something here...


Anonymous said...

It's funny after hearing Zell's rabid Kerry-bashing at the RNC. Funny in a 'O ye gods, such is the nature of politics' sorta way.


Interbang said...

A bit off topic: have you all checked out the My War blog? Given recent events (the blogger's under some kind of military house arrest), it might not be up much longer. Fascinating reading. I would scroll down to August 22, 2004 and read that entry and everything beforehand, especially "Men In Black."

Talk about perspective - I could give birth any minute, and all I want to read about is the Iraq War or Caine's not so fun life in "Blade of Tyshalle."