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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

2004 Koufax Award Winners

Go check out the 2004 Koufax Award Winners for whom the liberal blogosphere believe to be the best bloggers. In particular, check out the winner of the most humorous posting, Poker with Dick Cheney. Here's a snip:
TE: Fifty bucks.

DC: I'm in. Show 'em.

TE: Two pair, sevens and fives.

DC: Not good enough.

TE: What do you have?

DC: Better than that, that's for sure. Pay up.

TE: Can you show us your cards?

DC: Sure. One of them's a six.

TE: You need to show all your cards. That's the way the game is played.

Colin Powell: Ladies and gentlemen. We have accumulated overwhelming evidence that Mr. Cheney's poker hand is far, far better than two pair. Note this satellite photo, taken three minutes ago when The Editors went to get more chips. In it we clearly see the back sides of five playing cards, arranged in a poker hand. Defector reports have assured us that Mr. Cheney's hand was already well advanced at this stage. Later, Mr. Cheney drew only one card. Why only one card? Would a man without a strong hand choose only one card? We are absolutely convinced that Mr. Cheney has at least a full house.

Tim Russert: Wow. Colin Powell really hit a homerun for the Administration right there. A very powerful performance. My dad played a lot of poker in World War 2, and he taught me many things about life. Read my book.

TE: He's extremely good at Power Point. But we would like to see the cards, or else we can't really be sure he has anything to beat two pair. We don't think he would lie to us, but ... well, it is a very rich pot.

Jonah Goldberg: Liberal critics of Mr. Cheney's poker hand contend that "he doesn't have anything". Oh, really, liberal critics? Cheney has already showed them the six of clubs, and yet these liberals persist in saying he has "nothing". Why do liberals consider the six of clubs to be "nothing"? Is it because the six of clubs is black?

The Drudge Report has learned that Dick Cheney has a royal flush, hearts. Developing ...
The runner ups are great as well, here is a printable snippet of the Rude Pundit's What Kerry Should Say, Part 2:
'Global mother{bleep}ing test' means that you can go anywhere in the {bleep}n world and talk to any {bleep}n' person, and you can back your actions up. You can say, 'Hey, look, we were right - mother{bleep}er was gonna bomb the {bleep} out of us.' That means you could walk up to a screaming, bleeding soldier, whose {bleep} was ripped off by a rocket-propelled grenade, and say, 'You know what, man? Sorry about your {bleep}, but you just helped stop the U.S.A. from bein' nuked.' That way, when that soldier is back home, lookin' at the empty space where his {bleep} used to be, he can be proud that he lost his {bleep} savin' the U.S. So that that soldier never has to think, 'Why the {bleep} was I sent to that mother{bleep}n' hellhole to lose my {bleep}?'
The sad part is the Rude Pundit just described "Global Test" better than Kerry did, not that anyone actually paying attention had any doubt what he meant. Lastly, Michael Bérubé describes his second day as a newly converted Republican at the RNC convention in his post, Second night:
...the point is that leadership is all about “making decisions you think are right, and then standing behind those decisions.” Even when it looks like your decision to invade Iraq was based on the advice of a notorious kleptomaniac who was possibly serving as a double agent for Iranian mullahs, you stand behind your decision, because leadership is all about making decisions you think are right and then standing behind them.  Um, I said that already.  But that’s all right, because it makes it even more true!!  And I stand firm in repeating what I said about leadership!! 

I do have two quibbles with Arnold’s speech.  One, he said, “you don’t reason with terrorists, you defeat them.” Maybe this is one of those moments where he’s respectfully disagreeing with the President, who recently told us (and I’m paraphrasing from memory here) that we can’t win a war on terrorism in a way that winnably defeats terrorists because this is a different kind of conflict than the kind of conflict in which you win a war, but that doesn’t mean we won’t win.  But I think Schwarzenegger should have consulted the President about this.  And two, he said that “we do not fight for imperialism, we fight for human rights.” I know I’ve only been a Republican for 24 hours now, but I have to press the “respectful disagreement” button here.  Screw human rights-- I’m in it for the imperialism.  You may be happy right where you are in Sacramento, Arnold, but me, I want one of those no-bid contracts.
I think he's got a handle on what it takes to be a Republican in the post 9/11 world!