Zell Miller Convention Speech
From the opener, “My family is more important than my party,” this was one fire and brimstone speech. Miller’s righteous indignation was evident throughout. “Armed with what?! Spitballs?!” Indeed.
I’ll be interested in seeing how this plays: Will he be perceived as too angry or a man of principle pushed to the end of his rope?
New York Newsday has an early transcript: Text of speech by Sen. Zell Miller
This unsigned London News Review piece, presumably penned ahead of time, is so far the most amusing I’ve seen: Zell Miller backs Bush, and books himself a place in hell
If there is a hell, and most likely Zell Miller believes in such a thing, then Democratic Senator Zell Miller is going to burn in it. Spin hotly on a giant griddle. For something close to eternity.
Oh yes, siree. He is going to burn in hell.
If hell exists; which one can only hope that it does, because if God exists then he’s no kind of God unless he creates a hell for Democrat Senator Zell Miller to burn in. In fact, even if the universe exists without a God, as many would contend, then it may still be within the inarticulate power of this vast mass of galaxies, nebulae and planets to create – within itself – a dark and steaming corner of itself where Mr. Zell Miller can dwell, for eternity, in unspeakable pain. We can call it hell or we can call it Georgia. Just so long as Senator Zell Miller suffers in it.
And that’s just the sweet part.
Around the Blogosphere:
- Steven Taylor seconds the old Vulcan proverb that occured to me as well: Only Nixon can go to China.
Steve/Feddie loved it.
Dale Franks agrees that the speech was angry.
Off to watch Cheney.
Transcript: Remarks by Sen. Zell Miller to the Republican National Convention (WaPo)
Video: Zell Miller
Update (9/2 – 1412): Kevin Drum has a pretty extensive roundup of negative takes on the speech.