Saturday, November 10, 2007

Garrison Keillor on "The Party of Surrender"

NPR's Garrison Keillor comments on the Election of 1864, in the midst of the Civil War:

The Democratic Party was running on a platform of ending the war. But this turned out to be a huge mistake when news arrived in early September that the Union Army had captured Atlanta and Mobile. Suddenly, the Democratic Party looked like the party of surrender when Union forces were winning the war. Lincoln carried every state except New Jersey, Delaware, and Kentucky.

Don't worry, Dems. I've a feeling Hillary's about to change her position on the war any day now! And since she rarely makes known a clear position on any issue, she leaves room for flexibility.

More: Apparently the host of A Prairie Home Companion has been listening to Joe Lieberman.