Skattershooting After the
Democratic National Convention (8/18/00)
Skattershooting about the Democratic
Barry Green is the District Attorney
for the 271st Judicial District.
Back in 1988, the audience making
up the Democratic National Convention held up sign after sign in support
of abortion and gay rights. Although the platform may not have changed,
at least they're smart enough to get rid of the overt support of those
hot button issues.
Why Ann Richards continues to get
national TV commentary gigs is beyond me. She was a one term governor who
won only because of the stupidity of Clayton Williams, and, when she ran
for re-election, she was crushed by a complete political novice, George
Call me crazy, but I think Bill
Clinton would win in November if he could run once again for the presidency.
Speaking of Clinton, wasn't it a
bit weird to see his walk to the podium through the catacombs of the Staples
Center on Monday night? Well, that wasn't exactly the way it was scripted.
Those in the convention hall, who were watching the walk on the Big Screen,
saw what the national TV audience saw but with the added effect of
seeing text of the president's accomplishments scrolling across the screen.
Wasn't it a coincidence that a news
leak on Thursday, the same day that Gore addressed the convention, revealed
that a grand jury was being empaneled in Washington for the possibility
of indicting Clinton. Give Karen Hughes, Bush's campaign chief, much due
credit. When asked by Tom Brokaw what she thought about the timing of the
news, she said it was "totally inappropriate".
I hate just about everything Jesse
Jackson says, but I could listen to him say it all day long.
Clinton's best line when taking
credit for the economy: "If you want to live like a Republican, vote like
Joe Lieberman's best line when poking
fun at the Republican National Convention: " We may be near Hollywood,
but not since Tom Hanks won an Oscar has there been that much acting in
Al Gore's best line: None.
Hillary Clinton may be the worst
public speaker in America.
If the presidential election was
based upon the candidate's daughters, Karenna Gore Schiff would sway my
I consider myself willing to jump
into any fray, but there's no way in the world I would have been outside
the convention hall on Monday night when the "protesters" were holding
a concert by Rage Against the Machine.
Caroline Kennedy, it seems, walks
like a guy.
For as much as the Democrats have
cleaned up their image, they are still not smart enough to keep Ted Kennedy
off of the stage.
I had forgotten what a thick southern
accent Jimmy Carter has. Since today's presidential candidates must be
as generic as possible, I'm not sure we'll ever have such a "regional"
Did you see that kiss between Tipper
and Al Gore immediately before his speech?
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