1) Any of various carnivorous mammals of the genus Mustela, having a long slender body, a long tail, short legs, and brownish fur that in many species turns white in winter.
2) A person regarded as sneaky or treacherous
3) To back out of a situation or commitment in a sneaky or cowardly manner.
4) Paul Krugman, op-ed writer for the NY Times. Drop him a line at email@example.com
See the Weasel HERE.
On October 29, 2004, Friday, The Weasel wrote
“Just in case, the right is already explaining away President Bush's defeat: it's all the fault of the ''liberal media,'' particularly The New York Times, which, so the conspiracy theory goes, deliberately timed its report on the looted Al Qaqaa explosives -- a report all the more dastardly because it...”
Then on November 2, 2004
The Weasel said
“I always get a little choked up when I go to the local school to cast my vote. The humbleness of the surroundings only emphasizes the majesty of the process: this is democracy, America's great gift to the world, in action.”
“But over the last few days I've been seeing pictures from Florida that are even more majestic. They show long lines of voters, snaking through buildings and on down the sidewalk: citizens patiently waiting to do their civic duty. Those people still believe in American democracy; and because they do, so do I.”
I do too Paul!
“But it's already clear that the people of Florida - and, I believe, America as a whole - have refused to give in to cynicism and spin.”
“Far from being discouraged by what happened in 2000, they seem to realize more than ever - and better than those of us in the chattering classes - what a precious thing the right to vote really is. And they are determined to exercise that right.”
Oh how true …How true!
“Those who govern us seem to have learned little from the 2000 electoral debacle: voting machines are still unreliable, voting officials are still unforgivably partisan.”
“But the public seems to have learned a lesson. Instead of becoming cynical, people seem to have become motivated. After an election in which a few hundred votes” determined the fate of the nation, after four years of an administration that has demonstrated, for good or ill, that it matters a lot who becomes president, citizens know that their votes matter. And they are determined to cast those votes.”
Well said…well said.
“Regular readers won't be in any doubt about who I want to win, though New York Times rules prevent me from giving any explicit endorsement. (Hint: it's the side that benefits from large turnout.) Above all, though, I want to see democracy vindicated, and the stain of 2000 eradicated, by a clean election in which as many people as possible get to cast their votes, and have those votes counted.”
“And all the evidence says that's what the American people want, too. May all of us get our wish.”
So say’eth The Weasel!
All this wonderful stuff coming from ole Weasel face! Would the love last? I mean really, is that not what happened? I agreed with Paul on every bit of this (a first) America has had enough partisan spin..Right? Lets look at Nov. 5th from the same NY Times.
The Weasel said
“ President Bush isn't a conservative. He's a radical - the leader of a coalition that deeply dislikes America as it is. Part of that coalition wants to tear down the legacy of Franklin Roosevelt, eviscerating Social Security and, eventually, Medicare. Another part wants to break down the barriers between church and state. And thanks to a heavy turnout by evangelical Christians, Mr. Bush has four more years to advance that radical agenda.”
Well here’s to ya Paul! Those evil evangelical Christians! You got every wish of democracy that you mentioned. People came out in masses, people voted. Too bad most do not support your views…but I know..we are Idiots. Thanks Paul for showing your true colors. “brownish fur that in many species turns white in winter” just like a weasel.