Wednesday, January 24, 2007

A Real Leader Speaks

After watching Sen. Jim Webb give the Democratic response to Pres. George Bush's State of the Union address last night and then reading the transcript this morning (yes, Howling Latina has yet to fully recover from the time lag between Egypt and Virginia), she can only say... Holy WOW!

Indeed, this former Marine, war hero, and now junior senator from Virginia rocked the House.

In responding to Bush's tired focus-group-tested drivel, Webb admirably displayed his gritty and noble character and provided hope to a disheartened nation and cynical world. Truth before spin.

When speaking of Katrina, can anyone doubt the sincerity of Webb's words?
Let me simply say that we in the Democratic Party hope that this administration is serious about improving education and healthcare for all Americans, and addressing such domestic priorities as restoring the vitality of New Orleans.
Or when speaking of Iraq?
Like so many other Americans, today and throughout our history, we serve and have served, not for political reasons, but because we love our country. On the political issues - those matters of war and peace, and in some cases of life and death - we trusted the judgment of our national leaders. We hoped that they would be right, that they would measure with accuracy the value of our lives against the enormity of the national interest that might call upon us to go into harm's way.
Yes America, the U.S. is still capable of producing courageous, truthful and thoughtful leaders to show us the way back home when as a nation we veer from the righteous path and allow dark forces of fear to guide our moral compass.

Webb's words were both poetic and awe-inspiring. HL is so damn proud of the commonwealth Thank you Virginia voters for electing an absolute moral giant to the Senate.

Comments:
What has Jim Webb done? Nothing

Leaders have to do something to be "real".
 
Wah, ha, ha, ha, ha.

That's a good ONE!

The guy has been in office less than three weeks and has done more than Allen during his six years in Congress.
 
Don't worry, HL. The GOP were pissed at Webb for taking out their Golden Boy, so we saw the ocassional insult. But now they're afraid of him. Every other comment will be about how horrible Senator Webb is.
 
What has he done? Really, what has he done? Give a list of things he has done and I will shut up... And don't include acting like a jerk....
 
That's right... he has not done anything!
 
So: Harold Ford is an Oreo. Gonzalez is totally innocent, but Bush is not. Webb is a work horse (as long he is blatantly pro immigrant). And all capped by a picture of neo-nazis. Fair and balanced!
 
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