Saturday, August 14, 2004

My Truth

Pat at Kerry Haters points us to a great article by Mark Steyn at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Democrats Peddle Their Own Unique Truth

"My truth is that I am a gay American," announced Gov. James McGreevey to the people of New Jersey last Thursday.

That's such an exquisitely contemporary formulation: "my" truth. Once upon a time, there was only "the" truth. Now everyone gets his own -- or, as the governor put it, "One has to look deeply into the mirror of one's soul and decide one's unique truth in the world." For Jim McGreevey, his truth is that he's a gay American; for others in the Garden State, the truth about McGreevey is that he's a corrupt sexual harasser who put his lover on the state payroll in a critical homeland security post, and whose I-am-what-I-am confessional is a tactical feint that distracts the media sob sisters from the fact that, as his final service to the Democratic Party, he's resigned in such a way as to deny the people an early vote on his successor.

Read the rest here.

And here's a great little poem by John Derbyshire at NRO posted on Boots & Sabers (Happy Birthday, Jed!):

Higgledy piggledy
James E. McGreevey
Resigning his office
Gave us a speech.

Spoke in the plural
Of “truths” and “realities.”
Someone should tell him
There’s just one of each.

And the Borowitz Report (satire) states that Governor McGreevey Proposes Tax Cuts for People Living Two Lives.


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