Zell Miller

Reaction to Zellout's Lunatic Rant is Harsh
Zell Miller

Kevin Drum blogs, "Reaction to Zell Miller's temper tantrum last night has not been pretty: Eric Zorn has transcripts of Miller's just-short-of-clinically-insane interviews on MSNBC and CNN right after his speech. William Saletan goes nuclear: this is no longer just an ordinary election, he says, it's 'becoming a referendum on democracy.'... Andrew Sullivan: '[Miller's] speech tonight was in this vein, a classic Dixiecrat speech, jammed with bald lies, straw men, and hateful rhetoric....The man's speech was not merely crude; it added whole universes to the word crude.' Jonathan Cohn in the New Republic: 'It was one of the most vile political speeches in recent American history, every bit as offensive as Pat Buchanan's infamous call in 1992 for 'religious war' and, perhaps, a little more disturbing. Buchanan's speech, after all, was an assault on decency. Last night Miller declared war on democracy.'"

What Zell Miller Said About Kerry - Before He Sold His Soul to BushRove
Zell Miller

At the Georgia Democrats' Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on 3-1-01, Zellout said: "My job tonight is an easy one: to present to you one of this nation's authentic heroes, one of this party's best-known and greatest leaders - and a good friend. He was once a lieutenant governor [and] it just took two years before the people of Massachusetts moved him into the United States Senate in 1984. In his 16 years in the Senate, John Kerry has fought against government waste and worked hard to bring some accountability to Washington. Early in his Senate career in 1986, John signed on to the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Bill, and he fought for balanced budgets before it was considered politically correct for Democrats to do so. John has worked to strengthen our military, reform public education, boost the economy and protect the environment. Business Week magazine named him one of the top pro-technology legislators and made him a member of its 'Digital Dozen.'"