Thursday, July 31, 2008

Like Scottie in Hitchcock's Vertigo

That's a bit how I feel watching it happen yet again - the quadrennial attack on the Democratic presidential candidate as "elitist" and "out of touch," launched by Rove & his disciples on behalf of an arrogant multi-millionaire who wants to play War Emperor while handing huge and unsustainable tax breaks to very rich people. And the Democrat, meanwhile, ineffectually ignores the attacks and fails to launch any of the devastating counter-attacks that would seem to be clearly available, thinking mistakenly that playing nice and being less blatantly dishonest will be rewarded.

Maybe it'll end differently this time. But in Vertigo it didn't.

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