The week after:
"It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice," Mr. Cheney told a crowd of 350 people in Des Moines, "because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States." - Dick Cheny (a.k.a. Dr. Strangelove)
But there is the naked strategy: We can protect you against terror - the other guy can't.
Item 2 From the NY Times (today)
Many of those arrested and their families, including many people who said they were not protesting at all but simply stumbled into a police net, say they were held for at least 24 hours, often with little food and no access to lawyers, confined in a pier with a dirty floor greased with chemicals.
Wendy Stefanelli, 35, who works as a stylist for "Sex and the City" and other shows, said that she was arrested when she tried to stop a police officer from beating a protester, but that she was not demonstrating herself. She spent several hours with other arrested people on a bus, where one man with Crohn's disease suffered from a burst colostomy bag.
"He was throwing up all over the back of the bus," she said in an e-mail message. "The entire bus begged the officers present to please get medical attention to this man. They completely ignored us."
Mr. Bloomberg has consistently denied that the conditions at the pier were poor, adding that it was clean and that people were provided food inside. "It's not Club Med, don't make any mistake about it, and it's not supposed to be Club Med," he said last week. "And I don't think there's anyone in the city that wants to make it Club Med. Which I used to go to all the time and I always found great! This is not supposed to be great."
Mr. Bloomberg also suggested that he would offer to hold both the Democratic and Republican Conventions in New York City in 2008 and is trying to bring the Olympics here as well. Perhaps he can swing it so that we have all three at the same time.
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Bandera Texas! I love the sound of that. I picture a bunch of former Bronxites taking over a town filled with cowboys.