30 Minute Hate


Welch & I are watching the speeches with a gaggle of lefties from a party at a joint on 42nd street called "The Tank"; the mood is intense, a kind of anti-matter version of what it's like to be on the convention floor. The odd thing is, these guys are booing even the stuff he's throwing out that they should approve of: More federal spending on education, health insurance, and so on. That he can propose all this and then rag on Kerry for his vision of federal bloat is more than a little surreal.