Thursday, August 03, 2006

Bill Moyers for President?

Molly Ivins has a fantastic idea -- run Bill Moyers for President. Nobody thinks he can win, but he will elevate the discourse to a level that many of us have never seen or might have forgotten: When debates were about issues, who won was about who was right.

If Moyers were to run, I agree with Molly that the other candidates will have no choice but to get markedly better.

As for Bush, this is what Ms Ivins has to say, and it sums him up pretty well, at least where stem cells and life are concerned:

"The poor man who is currently our president has reached such a point of befuddlement that he thinks stem cell research is the same as taking human lives, but that 40,000 dead Iraqi civilians are progress toward democracy."