August 06, 2004

and neither do we

Back from a Bush-length vacation from the hard work of blogging. Instead of clearing brush outside my apartment, I spent part of last month in Scotland, attending a Gaelic studies conference in Edinburgh and eating smoked salmon in South Uist. I flew back into Boston on the evening of Kerry's speech at the convention. I had expected a snarling mess at the airport and on the roads, but there was nothing of the sort. The traffic was light, and the office towers were unusually unlit. Not quite eerie, but slightly unsettling.

And speaking of nominees' acceptance speeches, I see the White House is already at work lowering expectations for Bush's performance later this month:
Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.
So apparently all Bush has to do in New York is not say the exact opposite of what he means to say, and the punditocracy will exclaim "home run!"