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Monday, November 24, 2003

What's it all about, Wesley?

The New York Times' second Demo candidate profile ran yesterday. The subject was Wesley Clark.

Man, I didn't see anything I liked in there. Who is this guy? Some big military figure, with medals, lots of guts, and unbridled ambition. Despised by many of his former colleagues. Huge ego.

Most recent job: Golf instructor?

Hey, if I wanted to put a motivational speaker in the White House, since Matt Foley's dead, I'd have to go with Tony Robbins.

Maybe the Times has it in for Clark, but after reading the backgrounder, I must say I have no idea what his candidacy's about. Other than that the Iraq war was wrong. Which is nowhere near a winning platform in the general election.

Plus, a President named Wesley? Gong!

Comments (5)

There was a long piece in the New Yorker a couple weeks ago about Clark's military service. A bit more nuanced, but also not positive. In that account, he was characterized as a know-it-all who didn't actually know much. His tenure as Supreme Allied Commander of Europe was enormously divisive, and he guessed wrong about the war strategy time after time.

On the other hand, you have to admit it would be nice to see him demand Bush call him "Commander."

He looked good in the debate last night... and oh yeah... polls consistently show that he is the only one who can beat Bush. Isn't that what this is really all about?

I like the fact that he and Secretary Albright worked within NATO to stop the genocide in the Balkans. Or is that just bogus spin?

Waddya know, Jack, you, me and Emma all agree on something. Probably one of the signs of the Apocalypse.

Like your comment note. My blog doesn't get enough traffic to need it, though you are one of my biggest referrers.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Good to hear from you, John. Hope you and yours are having a great holiday weekend.

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