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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Silent America Speaks Louder than Words

Bill Whittle's new book is called Silent America: Essays from a Democracy at War. It's finally ready for ordering; I'm getting three copies (one for my own bookshelf and two as gifts). As always, you can read all of Bill's essays for free by visiting his blog ... they just won't be bound together in an attractive hardcover edition which you can then fly out west with to have Bill sign.

It occurrs to me as I'm witing this, plugging Bill's book: Do you all know why President Bush won the election? It's not because of Kerry's mistakes or Swift Boat Veteran ads. It's not because of faked documents from CBS or a massive turnout of Evangelical voters.

It's simply because the people in this country who think like Bill Whittle still outnumber the people who think like Michael Moore.

And speaking of that bloated windbag Moore, FilmThreat magazine has named him Coldest Hollywood Personality. According to the article, "cold" means "the polar opposite of the hottest celebrities: these are the least powerful, least-inspiring, least-intriguing people in Hollywood."

And it looks like some veterans are sending Moore letters about their military experiences, just like he asked. Only I don't think he's going to like what's in them very much. Is he really so out of touch with America that he thinks he's not going to get three or four times as many pro-Bush letters as against?

Or does he even care about that? Moore certainly won't flinch at ignoring 100 letters that support President Bush to get 25 that don't; misrepresentation isn't a crime to Michael, it's a methodology.

Regardless, I'm happy to see public opinion swinging against him and his deceitful nonsense.