Quotes of 2004 – august

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* “Obviously, I did not mean what many people believed I meant. I am not anti-semitic, and I thought what I wrote was a statement of fact. Is there a language problem here?”—Margo Kingston, dazed and confused

* “You have to enervate the base.”—no wonder Ben Affleck is a Kerry supporter. Consider that base well and truly enervated

* “Mark Latham has not collapsed the energy built up among citizens … The energy you are speaking of is a latent energy. You and your readers will find in him more of what you are seeking at that moment.”—artist Robert Bosler calms Latham cultists in the Sydney Morning Herald

* “He’s fighting hard, our Mark, against powerful interests few would take on, for us, the people.”—Margo Kingston costs Latham another few thousand votes

* “My good luck hat. Given to me by a CIA guy as we went in for a special mission in Cambodia.”—John Kerry in a year-old Washington Post interview linked at the official Kerry website. Didn’t turn out to be so lucky, did it?

* “It seems that if you have Washington’s backing, you can get away with murder.”—the Sydney Morning Herald’s Paul McGeough, bravely sticking to his Allawi murder story

* “Truly, America is the most bloodthirsty nation on the face of post Stalin earth. It’s military, it’s government, its corporate carpetbaggers are sinking into such a swamp of deceit, denial and depravity that fair minded people the world over, including its own better informed citizens, can but recoil in horror.”—constant ABC and Fairfax presence Richard Neville

* “I assume Saddam, a ruthless, ambitious fan of Stalin, did bad things and killed a lot of people in his time. But kill them pointlessly? I don’t think so.”—pointless ALP fetishist Bob Ellis

* “We angered everybody in the world.”—John Kerry delivers a nuanced view of global events

* “It looks like the swift boat ad is working.”—left-leaning Electoral-Vote.com perceives that which the Kerry campaign missed

* “I have never seen the Cats Picture. I have no idea whats hes or she name is. Show more of the Cat. I am a Cat Lover.”—e-mail from Trish, of Portage, IN, to Barney the dog’s official White House site. White House Internet Director Jimmy Orr replied: “Willie is elusive and far harder to capture on film (kind of like the Loch Ness monster)”

* “You wanna go in gladiator-style?”—NYC police discuss riot-stopping tactics

Posted by Tim B. on 12/23/2004 at 01:30 AM
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