None other than former Emperor Bill Clinton was just on David Letterman this evening. He's a scam artist and a war criminal and all that, of course, but somehow I was SURPRISED to see him speaking without a script, in complete sentences, and making some sort of sense.
After four years of Dubya, I guess I'd forgotten that you don't actually HAVE to be a brain-damaged, illiterate, inarticulate fucking MORON to get elected President. Like, despite the examples of the last three Republicans in the big chair, it's not actually a requirement of the job.
It reminded me what an awesome accomplishment it was for Gore to actually lose to Bush. It was like running against a baked potato and losing. Gore should be the one getting perpetually flogged by the Democratic Party machine. Nader was a detail. Gore should have to wear a big scarlet "L" on his chest for the rest of his fucking life.