crossover from Gore’s selection of Lieberman to Canadian politics. Stockwell Day, the new leader of the largest right wing party here, is an Evangelical Christian. And he complains, loudly and often, that reporters ask him about that unfairly (invoking god in the context of politics is viewed with great suspicion here in Canada). Anyhow, the Globe published an interesting editorial about this today: God and politicians.
sold on Joseph Lieberman in terms of his views on things – he’s a little loud with his moralizing, for one thing. But at the same time he seems like a reasonable guy who understands the difference between using one’s soapbox to encourage change and using one’s legislative influence to actually force marginally constitutional changes. Lieberman seems intelligent, and capable of making distinctions between shades of grey, which is a positive thing. My big fear is that the ticket is very much a policy wonk ticket – these guys are serious fellows, not a lot of star quality. Which frankly I prefer, but could hurt them in the election. But then again, I don’t have a vote.
Hunter S. Thompson in Disinformation’s Revolutionaries section. I don’t know if he is/was revolutionary, but I did argue once, in a formal academic paper, that his Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72 featured the best, most accurate analysis of the political communication during that Presidential election. I got an A. I’ve loved HST ever since.