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August 25, 2008

Jim Leach (R - get the hell out of here, really?) to speak at DNC tonight.

In an attempt to recapture lightning in a bottle like the Republicans did by having Zell Miller address the 2004 convention, the Democrats are trotting out their own Republican to speak to the convention tonight. They've chosen former Representative Jim Leach, a liberal Republican from the Eastern Iowa district that includes the University of Iowa and several small liberal colleges. Would it be fair to say that Leach (or as Lincoln Chafee calls him, "that goddamn disloyal RINO from Iowa") is just slightly out of mainstream Republican politics? Yeah, I think that's fair.

If you choose to watch Leach's speech tonight, just remember that Zell Miller represented all the Democrats who believe that America is a good country, our military tries to represent us honestly and honorably at all times, and that taxing the rich out of existence eventually leaves us all in the poorhouse. Jim Leach? He represents all the Republicans who think that John McCain is too conservative. I don't really think it's an even matchup.

Jim Leach is to Republicans what Aquaman is to Superheros: He's got the suit, and he's even got some so-called "superpowers" (talking to fish? I guess that would come in handy if you worked the fryer at Long John Silvers, or something like that), but all the REAL superheros laugh at him behind his back.


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posted by Russ from Winterset at 01:13 PM

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