Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Rule #1 for Effective Propaganda...

...Redefine commonly used words to suit your ends.

Today's word: "Moderate"

Put up a moderate

Since the resignation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, statements by President Bush and his conservative allies seem to be focusing on the Senate as the most likely source of problems with the confirmation of her replacement.


They are neglecting the most important factor in the process -- the nomination. It would be best if Bush were to nominate someone who is noncontroversial and moderate.

Bush ran for president in 2000 claiming that he would be a "uniter" and work to heal the divisions in our country. This is a time for him to put those words into action.

Richard Sethre, Minneapolis
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"Noncontroversial and moderate" hmmmm?

"Noncontroversial" is a nonstarter since the Dems are going to assail anybody Bush puts forth. See below.

As for "moderate"...

Old definition:

3 : professing or characterized by political or social beliefs that are not extreme

New definition:

1. Someone who sees "penumbras" in the Constitution;

2. Anybody to the left of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I know what you're saying: "Silly Foot! It's just some letter writer. Aren't you going overboard with your assumptions about what this fellow thinks of as moderate? Not to mention that inflammatory word: 'propaganda'?"

Well...

[Googling..........]

The letter writer is, or was, a DFL precinct chair.

Shocking!

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