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Jay Rosen nails it

Saturday, September 06, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named uncle.gifJay is one of those guys, like George Lakoff and Steve Gillmor, who figure things out before anyone else does. When I'm stuck looking at individual trees, Jay often shows me the forest.  Permalink to this paragraph

Here it is Saturday after the Republican Convention and I'm just starting to figure out what mischief the Republicans are up to, but Jay had a hypothesis on Wednesday, and blogged it, and it's much more complete than what I have today. Permalink to this paragraph

Jay Rosen: "John McCain's convention gambit calls for culture war around the Sarah Palin pick." Permalink to this paragraph

He must have been a Republican in a former life. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Read the whole piece, and then come back here, please. Permalink to this paragraph

Oh it's devious. And cowardly, in contradiction to the hype about McCain the war hero, which leads me to believe that the best way to prosecute this is to firmly pin the coward label on McCain until he puts Palin on the same level as all the other candidates that passed through the electoral process in the 2008 election.  Permalink to this paragraph

We need to see her in action, if she's going to be a 72-year-old heartbeat away from the Presidency. If not, we should know upfront that we're thinking about elected a gutless coward as President and a man who does anything but put America First. Permalink to this paragraph


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