Monday, July 28, 2003


Lee Strope of the AP writes:

When Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean asked his supporters to match the fund-raising prowess of Vice President Dick Cheney, they stepped up to the plate, raising more than $450,000 over the Internet in a single weekend.

I've always liked this passage from Hunter S. Thompson's masterwork, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The good doctor is reading the sports pages in a North Vegas coffee shop, and comes upon

a speculative piece on page 46 about rookie sensation Harrison Fire, out of Grambling: runs the hundred in nine flat, 344 pounds and still growing.

"This man Fire has definite promise," says the coach. "Yesterday, before practice, he destroyed a Greyhound Bus with his bare hands, and last night he killed a subway. He's a natural for color TV. I'm not one to play favorites, but it looks like I'll have to make room for him." Indeed.

This man Dean has definite promise ...