OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Friday, May 05, 2006 :::

Old Times There Are Not Forgotten

The TD has something of a gotcha piece on a speech Senate hopeful James Webb made 16 years ago at the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

There's not much here that Webb himself has not already placed online (which reporter Tyler Whitley mentions). The only real angle here is how the piece serves as a tonic to the latest batch of drivel served-up by the New Republic against George Allen.

What is doubly refreshing is that Webb refused to join in the mudslinging against Allen, and now, Allen has refused to jump on Webb for his remarks at the Memorial. Does this represent a breakthrough in Virginia's political discourse...and end, perhaps, to at least some of the nastiness we've come to expect in congressional races? I certainly hope so.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 5/05/2006 6 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

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