Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

March 7, 2004

by J

Nice Analogy

Nader isn't actually taking up too many brain cycles on my part, but I did appreciate this analogy in a thread over at dKos (begun to beat up on a poster there who's not enamored of Kerry -- Democrats need to stop doing that; it's terribly destructive):
If a vote for Bush pours fuel on the fire and a vote for Kerry pours water on it, a vote for Nader is like marching around the burning building with a placard that says how bad fire is and all the ways that a fire extinguisher would be oh so much more effective than a mere pale [sic] of water.

But we ain't got a fire extinguisher, we've got a pale of water.

And the fire is burning higher by the hour.

Posted by J at March 7, 2004 02:10 PM

I know this is old and I'm being persnickety, but it's a PAIL of water. I'm not going to pay much attention to the point if the person making it can't tell the difference.

Posted by: Fish at March 16, 2004 12:38 AM

*shrug* It's a copy/paste. I'll add a [sic] if you like. But I don't fuss too much about typos. (And I believe that many of these sorts of mistakes are typos rather than spelling errors -- my fingers work faster than my brain sometime and type based on the sound of the word (e.g., there, not their; or your not you're), not the word itself.) I think spelling flames are the crudest form of flame.

Posted by: J at March 16, 2004 07:01 AM

Nah, don't bother. I know it happens, I've done it myself, and it isn't going to matter to most people. I'm just a lonely editor in a sea of indifference to accuracy and clarity, and sometimes I get cranky.

And yes, I knew it wasn't your error.

Posted by: fish at March 16, 2004 09:07 PM

I love my editors. Unfortunately, they don't work for me, here. :)

Posted by: J at March 16, 2004 09:12 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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