The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
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by Jesse Walker

Tuesday, August 31, 2004
LINE OF THE YEAR: I've already
alluded to it on the Reason site, but I have to mention it here too:

"Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air."

That's Arnold Schwarzenegger speaking at the Republican convention, in an address that was -- whatever else you might say about it -- much better than Michael Steele's speech before it, and much, much better than the Bush twins' performance afterwards. Let's read it again:

"Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air."

It's like a koan, you know?

"Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air."

I can't stop thinking about it. It's the coolest, strangest thing anyone has said in this campaign.

"Listening to Nixon speak sounded more like a breath of fresh air."

In a way, it's an incredibly optimistic statement. Hearing the governor say those words, I realized that another world is possible. And that some people, apparently, already live there.


posted by Jesse 11:50 PM
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