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Friday, March 26, 2004



Winds of change - ride the wave ::

Prior to that wonderfully sharp movie I happened to watch a not-so-wonderful ABCnews primetime special on D.Rumsfeld.

Oh shit - could you tell I live in Canada :) I mean, it's like living next to a vulcano or, to take another analogy, in the shadow of Chernobyl melt-down plant - always so boiling-hot it might blow-up right across the street (or call it border). Consequently most canadians are viscerally concerned with things they can't do a thing about - and that would be american politics, and media, and all. Very funny.

Either way, this special on Rumsfeld was bizarre. I think it tried to cut a balanced line - but this being ABCnews, which is probably as slovenly a network as NBC and possibly worse (and I am so greatful I don't have FOXnews or CNN to mess-up my mind), it didn't cut any such line except hammering in once more that "a tough leader is a good leader" - and that's how Rumsfeld comes across from that supposed "investigative probing" into his career & character and I don't know what else.

However. The fact that such a kiss-ass network as ABC "dares" to mimick probes and all that sort of thing they have no clue how to do - that at least means there is a "wind of change" going on and they're trying to ride it.

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And Dean married Kerry today. Send in your bouquet :)





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