A Preview of Zell’s Keynote Address

From Holden:

I’ve managed to get my grubby hands on a portion of the speech Zell Miller is working on for the RNC keynote in New York:

Robbed of hope, the voices of anger rise up, rise up from working Americans, who are tired of paying more in taxes and getting less in services.

And George Bush doesn’t get it?

Americans cannot understand why the rich can buy the best health care in the world, but all the rest of us get is rising costs and cuts in coverage, or no health insurance at all.

And George Bush doesn’t get it?

Americans cannot walk our streets in safety, because our ”tough-on-crime” president has waged a phony war on drugs, posing for pictures while cutting police, prosecutors and prisons.

And George Bush doesn’t get it?

Americans have seen plants closed down, jobs shipped overseas and our hopes fade away as our economic position collapses right before our very eyes.

And George Bush does not get it!

Four years ago, Mr. Bush told us he was a quiet man, who hears the voices of quiet people.

Today, we know the truth. George Bush is a timid man who hears only the voices of caution and the status quo.

Let’s face facts: George Bush just doesn’t get it.

He doesn’t see it; he doesn’t feel it, and he’s done nothing about it.

That’s why we cannot afford four more years.

If the ”education president” gets another term, even our kids won’t be able to spell potato.

If the ”law and order president” gets another term, the criminals will run wild, because our commander-in-chief talks like Dirty Harry, but acts like Barney Fife.

If the ”environmental president” gets another term, the fish he catches off Kennebunkport will have three eyes.

And folks, after January, George Bush is going to have plenty of time to go fishing.

Ooops! That was Zell’s 1992 Democratic Convention keynote address. Too bad, that speech would work as well today.

Tip of the hat to fallenmonk .