"Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots?
Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil." Jeremiah 13:26 (New International Version)
A few kind words about the United States cannot wipe away a lifetime of associations with highly questionable and anti-American characters. Why should anyone believe that Obama has changed merely because he interspersed a few kind words about the U.S. in his acceptance speech? I am not keen on death bed conversions. Prudence dictates wait and see.Comment Posted By Lawrence Miller On 12.12.2009 @ 05:53
"I am pointing out that even the worst of men apparently had some good qualities."
You lost me Rick. Hitler was good to his dog and loved his mother. So what? Implying that somehow overcomes all other monumental flaws is the biggest non sequitur of all time. McCain said the same at a rally noting Obama was a good man, a family man, someone we shouldn't fear as president. Sorry, but you and John McCain just don't get it. Obama is not a good man! And giving candy to his daughters won't change that fact.
Please read the post - if you are able. I clearly say that a man having good qualities is not the same as someone being a good man. That was the whole point of the Hitler analogy.
ed.Comment Posted By Lawrence Miller On 9.11.2008 @ 06:15
I enjoy reading your column, Rick, but I think you have lost your way this time. First, you say categorically, "Palin is unready to hold high office and won’t be, in my opinion, for perhaps a year." What is so magic about a year's time? Nothing that I can see. She is as ready now as is necessary. She has exhibited good common sense and is an accomplished woman. Her instincts are good as is her judgment. What more is necessary? Nothing. If Joe Biden is the standard, I'll bet Sara Palin knows that J-O-B-S is a four letter word, not a three letter word. And I'll wager she knows that FDR wasn't president when the stock market crashed in 1929 and that he never went on TV to calm the people. It's Joe Biden who needs another year--or two--or three.
Rick, you are over the top calling Sarah Palin a moral coward. Strong words indeed. Whether abortion clinic bombers are murders or terrorists is debatable; it's not a black and white response. Abortion clinic bombers could be both murders or terrorists or they could be described as either. Why is calling them murderers moral cowardice? I think you've gone over the top on this one.
Larry M.Comment Posted By Lawrence Miller On 26.10.2008 @ 09:11
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