My favorite Democrat, part 7

The only news story that may bring both a smile to your face and a tear to your eye today provides coverage of the American Spectator’s party at the venerable Willard InterContinental hotel yesterday: “The Zell whacking party.”
Senator Miller was in good form as the event’s keynote speaker: “‘The quarterback is calling the wrong signals,’ Mr. Miller said of his party. He compared the current crop of nine Democratic presidential candidates to polkas. ‘They all sound the same; they’ve just got different names,’ he said.” the Times reporter notes parenthetically: “Evidently, there is not a large Polish vote in Georgia.” Senator Miller added: “His party’s vision for peace at any price and higher taxes, he said, would prove a ‘double feature’ certain to bomb at the box office in 2004.”
The Spectator honored Washington Times editor Wesley Pruden with its 2003 Barbara Olson Award for excellence and independence in journalism. Solicitor General Theodore Olson spoke about his late wife, after whom the award is named, in connection with the presentation of the award to Pruden. She was of course killed in the plane that targeted the Pentagon on 9/11. “Barbara, he said, ‘loved everything you stood for, being involved, speaking your mind and doing it with enthusiasm and zest.’ He recalled how she walked to the end of their block each morning to pick up The Washington Times and scan it for Wesley Pruden’s column.”

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