Saturday, June 07, 2008

Bravo, Hillary

A fantastic speech -- complete with scattered boos at the mention of Obama's name, as can only be expected -- that has me in mind of one of the last lines from Casablanca.

As the three of them stand on the airport runway, Rick, Ilsa and Victor all basically agree to a palatable fairy tale about what's transpired in the last few days. None of them are happy -- at all, really -- but the problems of three little people etc, etc. They concoct a fiction that they can all live with, and they part ways to continue the vastly larger fight ahead of them.

At the end of it, Victor shakes Rick's hand and says, "Welcome back to the fight. This time I know our side will win."

I've had that line stuck in my head for days.

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