Zell Milller: I am idiot, hear me roar
Slate has an article refuting the numerious lies and misrepresentations in Zell Miller's RNC convention speech / tirade about how lousy a person John Kerry is and why he would not be a good president. Too bad, Zell endorsed him 3 years prior: "one of this nation's authentic heroes, one of this party's best-known and greatest leaders—and a good friend. ... John has worked to strengthen our military.". The most damning crap is about Kerry voting against Patriot (which as everyone but Zell seems to know didn't work then and doesn't work now), SDI (ditto) or F15s, the B1 bomber etc. Truly damning except Kerry didn't vote against them because there was no vote on them. Cheney, who was secretary of Defence under Bush 41 was a vigilent protector of our nation:
Congress has let me cancel a few programs. But you've squabbled and sometimes bickered and horse-traded and ended up forcing me to spend money on weapons that don't fill a vital need in these times of tight budgets and new requirements. … You've directed me to buy more M1s, F14s, and F16s—all great systems … but we have enough of them.
Update: Russell Beattie (and probably lots of other people) are covering this too.
Update 2:Zell Miller's interview with Chris Matthews after his speech. He proves he is not just mad but in fact bat-shit crazy by going off on Chris Matthews (for a fairly benign question) and then challenging him to a duel.