Friday, July 15, 2005

More Sarah Vowell

Vowell is so much better than Dowd. Here she is, pining for Carter.
Of course, my favorite is the famous "malaise" speech of 1979 (it deals with the energy crisis - but never actually uses the word malaise). Considered by some to be the worst presidential speech in history, the address asserted that our problems are "deeper than gasoline lines." And: "This is not a message of happiness or reassurance, but it is the truth and it is a warning." Then: "There is simply no way to avoid sacrifice."
We really need someone who will sacrifice their political career to tell us the truth.

Does everyone else hear Sarah's squeaky voice in their head while reading her in print? Doesn't it seem rather incongruous with the other voices the old gray lady offers up? Isn't that refreshing?

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