Monday, November 08, 2004
Barbra Streisand posted an interesting quotation of Thomas Jefferson's on her web site today. In her introduction to the quote she mentions the "strong sentiments of frustration and disappointment 48% of the country feel. [sic]" It must be me: I simply do not have the deep wells of emotion and feeling that people like Ms. Streisand must have. When Clinton won re-election in '96 I was disappointed, but I wasn't "strongly" disappointed. Is it true that the depth of feeling for those who voted for ... ah ... hmmm ... what was his name again? Oh! Right. Senator Kerry. Where was I? Ah! The depth of feeling amongst those who voted for, um, Kerry ... Kerry ... was that the President's opponent? Yes, I'm sure it was. OK. Lets see, now. Feelings, right ... How do you feel? I mean, if you voted for, um, Bush's opponent. Do you feel as Ms. Streisand does that "we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles?" Well, that was Thomas Jefferson saying that. I'm simply curious that Ms. Streisand uses Jefferson as the exemplar of her emotions. Jefferson, who also said, "I like a little rebellion now and then." My feeling is that the Republican "Revolution" in '94 was more along the lines of what Jefferson meant rather than the election of Senator, uh, what's-his-name.