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Miller’s Crossing

by | 1st, September 2004

‘NO-ONE knows more about the benefits of capitalism than Lord Black’s friends in the Republican Party.

‘What time does Bloomingdale’s open?’

After all, George Bush, Dick Cheney, John Ashcroft et al have increased their already huge private fortunes by bankrupting America with their absurd tax cuts for the uber-rich.

And if they lie and cheat their way to victory in the US Presidential election again, we can expect that after four more years their bank balances will be still bigger.

And if they do, they will have people like Zell Miller, Democratic senator for Georgia, to thank.

The Guardian reports that Zigzag Zell, as he is known, will today become the first person to deliver a keynote address at two national conventions, each time for a different party.

Twelve years ago, he delivered a speech backing Bill Clinton. Only three years ago, he described John Kerry as “one of this nation’s authentic heroes, one of this party’s best-known and greatest leaders and a good friend”. Today, he will sing the praises of the most right-wing President in living memory.

Of course, Miller’s apostasy would have nothing to do with the fact that he was passed over as Al Gore’s running mate in 2000.

Nor would the fact that he refuses to leave the Democratic party have anything to do with the fact that – as the leader of a group called Zellout.com says – “as a Democrat, you’re a story in New York, but as a Republican you’re just another right-wing zealot”.

As a man of principle, Senator Miller makes the fur-wearing supermodel veterans of the “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign look like paragons of virtue.’



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