Thursday, October 12, 2006

CNN uses the "s" word in almost a positive light

That word being "socialist." It's a story about one of my personal political heroes, Bernie Sanders, who is running for Senate and is expected to win.

"I am prepared to stand up to the big-money interests," he said, his voice rising and his signature New York accent growing more pronounced with every syllable. "I am prepared to talk about the growing gap between rich and poor. I'm prepared to talk about the fact that, in many ways, we are becoming an oligarchic society with a few people on top who have tremendous wealth while the middle class is shrinking, people are working very, very hard to keep their heads above water and poverty is increasing."