Knight Of The Mind

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Greetings and welcome. My name is Steve, I'm 35 years old and I work for the US Army as an Operations Research Analyst. Hence my blog title Knight Of The Mind.

Monday, September 13, 2004

The Portrait Of Dorian Gray Endorses John Kerry

When Gary Gygax and several others invented the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Game, they had to guess at how to draw their goblins, hobgoblins and orcs of the worst description. The pictures in the old AD&D Monster Manual turned out pretty scary. However, they were probably inaccurate because they didn't have the most recent incarnation of Al Gore to sit as a model. If I were to describe this man as a portrait of Dorian Grey, I would probably have some guy named Dorian punch me in the nose. Gore is going down hill faster than Jean Claude Killey in pursuit of Olympic gold.

Gore no longer has serious political aspirations. However, he still has the right to show his rear end in public in return for large speaking fees. A recent Gore polemic include the following comment.

When Gore delivered his latest-in-a-series slam at the Republicans last week, faulting Vice President Dick Cheney for "sleazy and despicable" criticism of the Democrats, a White House spokesman dismissive responded: "Consider the source."

Wow! Consider the source, that is if you can stomach it. What a lowdown. Bob Dole maintained more of his gravitas and dignity after his viagra commercial with Brittany Spears. When you look into the political abyss, Al Gore calls you a Digital Brownshirt.

When Republican Party officials consider the source, they secretly wish MoveOn.Gore would book Chainsaw Al more often. He makes Mike Tyson look balanced, rational and restrained.

GOP strategist Keith Appell likens him to "some kind of cheerleader on acid."

The stuff Neil Young told people not to take back at Woodstock.

"Some of the things he has said have been outrageous and he says them in this high-pitched scream," Appell said. "I really don't know what to call that."

I do know what to call it. Several adjectives come to mind. Amusing, fortuitous, churlish and at the same time simply pathetic to see in a man who was less than 1,000 votes away from being elected President. The endorsement of John F. Kerry by Al Gore in 2004 may be one of the best endorsements to break George W. Bush's way in 2004.

Update I: Blogospherics claims that Al Gore is morphing into Michael Moore. Poor Michael.

Update II: In case you really want to see something scary....

"Reciprocals"

As you may or may not already be aware, members of the Watcher's Council hold a vote every week on what they consider to be the most link-worthy pieces of writing around... per the Watcher's instructions, I am submitting one of my own posts for consideration in the upcoming nominations process.
Here is the most recent winning council post, here is the most recent winning non-council post, here is the list of results for the latest vote, and here is the initial posting of all the nominees that were voted on.

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