Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Amazin' Sox

Words cannot possibly do justice to this euphoric feeling. Not only did we win the AL Pennant, not only did we beat the Yankees, but we beat the Yankees after a three game deficit. I can't wait to see the headline on the New York Post tomorrow.

And my dream may still come true.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

A crazy man is running the country

Like most liberals, my perception of Bush has been the following: He's incompetent and below average on the intelligence meter. But I never thought he was all that dangerous--until this week.

First, I read Ron Suskind's piece in the New York Times Magazine, in which Bush faith-based presidency is exposed in shocking detail. Bush supporters are arguing that Suskind has a political axe to grind.

But I don't see how the administration can dismiss this:
Pat Robertson, an ardent Bush supporter, said he had that conversation with the president in Nashville, Tennessee, before the March 2003 invasion. He described Bush in the meeting as "the most self-assured man I've ever met in my life."

"You remember Mark Twain said, 'He looks like a contented Christian with four aces.' I mean he was just sitting there like, 'I'm on top of the world,' " Robertson said on the CNN show, "Paula Zahn Now."

"And I warned him about this war. I had deep misgivings about this war, deep misgivings. And I was trying to say, 'Mr. President, you had better prepare the American people for casualties.' "

Robertson said the president then told him, "Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties."

Robertson, the founder of the Christian Coalition, is the last guy who would spread lies to defame the president's character.

When I read that, a feeling of sickness overcame my body. It is a shock to the system to read that the president of your country is delusional. I should be overjoyed right now. The Red Sox have remarkably forced a game 7 with the Yankees. Yet I can't help but worry for this country.

I understand why a person would not want to support Kerry. But I cannot understand how anybody can vote for George W. Bush.


I'm speechless. The Red Sox have somehow managed to come back from an 0-3 deficit to force a decisive game 7 with the Yankees tomorrow night. This is literally unprecedented. No team in the history of baseball had ever done that.

I will be watching the game at a bar in Somerville, MA called the Thirsty Scholar, where I was supposed to watch last year's game 7. But it was full by the time I got there, so I went to a crappy nearby bar called the Kirkland. Needless to say, I will not be returning to that terrible place. To quote Quantum Leap, it's time to "make right what once went wrong."