“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Monday, September 08, 2008

NEWSWEEK, Sept 8, 2008 For the Record

Sept. 8, 2008 issue
After a sluggish start, Dems soar in Denver. Now get ready for a "surge" in references to snowmobiles, hunting and Vietnam.

Assumes control of Dem Party with deft, tough and exciting mile-high speech.
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Will help in Penn. and with blue collars elsewhere. Plus great bio and Hallmark family.
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Classy speech does everything the party wanted, and sets her up for 2012 if B.O. loses.
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Bill Clinton
Virtuoso explainer-in-chief makes it all clear. And gets the love back.
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Elegant speech negates “angry, un-American” Obama smear—unless you’re a bigot.
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Ted Kennedy
Ailing liberal champion somehow shows up. This lion has courage.
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Bold choice for VP. But didn’t he claim he wanted someone “ready to be prez”?
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Sarah Palin
Hockey mom Alaska gov. makes Obama look experienced. Is she ready for prime time?


  1. With Sarah we know she's on our side, longs for the angelic life. And has the realistic good sense to recommend Alaska to the youth of the church as a refuge when the end times come. Given the choice, it's enough.

  2. It appears to me that the MSM and the candidacy of Barack Obama is diminishing in stature.

  3. I like Palin for all sorts of qualities, and for the fact she might be the deciding factor in the election, but must admit she is a pretty new recruit. If she were to become President she'd need a lot of help. She might be great too, everything's a gamble. You never know.

  4. You mean compared to the geniuses we now have running the country?