As this election picks up the pace, I've been wondering if I could write speeches. I've been writing speech for characters for a couple decades, after all; and I keep hearing the candidates and thinking I could make their dialog cleaner, sharper, stronger and more impressive.
Maybe one of these days I'll get more involved in politics. We ran a little Democrats Abroad fundraiser last night showing the debate on our tv, and thirty people came. It's a start!
And it looks like the Canadian Liberal party could use some help around here.
I thought Kerry was really good last night. I also thought the Shrub was impressive, too, although thankfully only Republicans thought so. He seemed to be on top of what he's doing as President, quoting the names with whom and places at which he's been doing things presidential. Of course there was also quite a bit of Dan Quayle about him, repeating endlessly "wrong war, wrong time, wrong place," which seemed unwise anyway -- since when do you repeat your enemy's charges?
We're hosting another debate party next Friday. Should be fun.