‘A habitual waffler ...’:
Forget the label ‘Massachusetts liberal.’ The ‘habitual waffler’
is the only punch line the president needs. ... Or, ‘The Habitual Waffler from Massachusetts.’ ... Here’s the NYT
versions. ... The ‘we-have-George-Bush-on-the-run’ line sounds like something out of Monty Python or any 1960s Zero Mostel comedy.
boldly rides to the defense of Massachusetts. Then retreats. For good reason. ... We’ve all tried and tried and tried to defend Massachusetts, but it’s so hard sometimes. ... Coz points to Dick Armey’s apology
to Boston, with a funny dig thrown in at the end. (I always thought it was William Buckley who made the Boston phone book crack. I was obviously wrong ... ) ... When was the last time Boston Magazine put anything substantive on its web site? This has to be a first.
-- 2.25.05 - A reader writes in: "You weren't wrong. Buckley was the one who first said it, and Armey probably thought he was being clever by revising it...."