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Freedom's Fidelity

Wednesday, November 03, 2004


It's over. Classy move by John Kerry to concede upon realizing that there was no mathematical chance for him anymore. I have no doubt that individuals in his camp pushed him to challenge the results over even the most irrelevant of details. Edwards was probably one of them given that, um, graceless cencession speech.

Interestingly, this is the first time that a president has received better than 50% of the vote since George H.W. Bush in 1988 and what's more, George W. received more total votes than any other president, ever. Can we finally say he was elected and not selected?

I'd love to laugh at Michael Moore right now, but I'm afraid that this only gives him an opportunity at yet another film and more money. I'm not sure how bad he is really feeling, especially because he knows he'll pay less in taxes. Bastard!!

Meanwhile, Tim Blair is doing a little gloating:
Take that, Lefties! After an unprecedented four-year propaganda war aimed at demolishing his presidency and ruining his chances of re-election, George W. Bush is set for another term in the White House. Consider the massed forces that opposed him: The New York Times, Michael Moore, CBS, billionaire George Soros and the army of zombie activists he funded, CNN, and The Washington Post, among many, many others. Dozens of creepy celebrities campaigned against Bush or raised funds for John Kerry's campaign, including Linda Ronstadt, Whoopi Goldberg, Matt Damon, Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks, Sean Penn, George Clooney, Susan Sarandon, Leonardo Di Caprio, Ben Affleck, Eminem and Martin Sheen. A new radio network, Air America, featuring hosts Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo, was launched with the express purpose of throwing Bush out of office. Anti-Bush books (sample title: The Empire of Ignorance, Hypocrisy and Obedience) clogged bookstores nationwide.
And that was only in the United States.

Internationally, Bush was opposed by France, Germany, Phillip Adams, The Age, Osama bin Laden, the ABC, Mark Latham, the BBC, Helen Clark, a tragic sector of the British population that believes The Guardian and The Independent, Saddam Hussein, Noam Chomsky, The Sydney Morning Herald, the UN, many of my friends at The Bulletin, Hans freakin’ Blix, Greenpeace, SBS, Richard Neville, millions of unbathed nose-pierced half-educated protesters, Malcolm Fraser, John Pilger, and the homeless guy at my local mall who thinks Bush stole his pants.

And Bush still won. We all did.

Now we's got work to do.


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