Monday, October 27, 2008

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

From the Project Gutenberg EBook.
  • Percent of original: 1%
  • Summary: 651 words in 154 sentences
  • Original Document: 64.613 words in 6,760 sentences.

great-great-grandfather read it to his family, he turned up the
little volumes. My father's little library consisted chiefly of books in
old. In a little time I made great proficiency in the business, and became a
some little pieces; my brother, thinking it might turn to account,
little for dispute's sake. paper. time to practise it.

buying books. by myself with great ease. persuade men into measures that I have been from time to time engag'd
For, if you would
If you wish
"Men should be taught as if you taught them not,
under the door of the printing-house. whole life.

My friend Collins,

account. of being thought to have but little.


Keimer's printing-house, I found, consisted of an old shatter'd press,
ingenious young man, of excellent character, much respected in the
The governor
him at his printing-house. man's estate. business. best men in the world.

I balanc'd some time between
I had a great
sensible young man, of great integrity; the others rather more lax in
When the time of our meeting
little laught at.

future time was still named. printed a small number. greater printing-house. London.

expected in having a man lodge in the house. times of Charles the Second. working at our business. seem'd to have a great deal of business.

little time, expert at selling. printing-house, continu'd the quarrel, high words pass'd on both sides,
"My time," says he, "will
at the other printing-house. time before. province. friend or two for company. was a little neglected. little knavish withal.

my life. Though purblind man
printing-house. conversation.


sensible man.

business to us. shop business.

follow'd the business.

books, etc. printing-house. In the mean time,
sell his printing house to satisfy his creditors. printing-house with him. glazier's business, tho' he worked little, being always absorbed in his
In the mean time, that
company. to pay. "Some time since there fell into my hands, to my great joy, about
Life is
public friend's journals. minds. man's private power, will be invaluable! man. human life?

nature, virtue, thought and habit. thinking well of England. men. dearest sir, etc., etc.,

little fund we began. notes to pay double the value if not duly returned. provinces. countries.

project. the public assemblies. your business have its time.

Justice, etc., etc. virtues. 9 } Work.
10 }
11 }

3 } Work.
4 }
5 }

The man came every
I did, indeed, from time to time, put

little paper, accidentally preserv'd, viz.:

from time to time, on pieces of paper, such thoughts as occurr'd to me
one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish
great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan, and,

country. reading only. the printing business. time as they happened.

Assembly. great friends, and our friendship continued to his death. service.

provinces. mentioned. A young
candid to allow a little time for their appearing.

time to time He has been pleased to afford us farther light, and our
purpose. manner.

poor children. Assembly. business? a time well executed. the Assembly. was a great improvement. done in a little time. postmaster-general in England. The House approv'd the
projects. street. [13] My acts in Morris's time, military, etc.--[Marg. note.]

Governor Morris.

well receiv'd. waggon. of each waggon and team, or horse, at the time of contracting, if
time, as it shall be demanded. "Friends and Countrymen,

the king's money.

The king's business must
friend and well-wisher, B. FRANKLIN."

The general,
the people if they remonstrated. thought it?" pay. right if they suffered the governor to amend their money-bills. great effect.

I undertook this military business, tho' I
great despatch was made. etc. young woman. this time accepted. attended, and gave great satisfaction; and after some time he went

time) for fall goods! Returned! is so great a writer? General Shirley,
unacquainted with military business. the Assembly's.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Althouse town hall debate comments

See Althouse: Live-blogging the big "town hall" debate. I have not watched the debate nor have I read the Althouse post nor the comments attached. I'll get around later to reading the transcript.

I did copy the first 600 comments and autosummarize the. First, I pasted them into Notepad and then into MS Word. At this point it was 106 pages (Times New Roman, 12 pt). The MS Word stats had it at 17, 185 words in 2, 913 sentences. My first attempt to autosummarize -- at 1% -- only picked up the time stamps, so I deleted it. Went back, deleted all the blogger time stamps, deleted all "said..." text, and deleted all paragraph marks. This left a nice block of text only 14 pages in length.

New stats:
  • Autosummarized to 10%
  • Summary: 1, 587 words in 167 sentences
  • Original document: 15, 880 words in 1,136 sentences.

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wrote:FANNIE! Obama is responsible for this country’s economic problems.Obam fucked this country. vbspurs LOL, Chip. vbspurs I WROTE! Mark Obama is avoiding the Freddie/Fannie problem re: Barney Frank. Host with the Most Obama is lying!!!!!Palladian "FANNIE! vbspurs Obama, please. Lem Obama just got hammered by Tomhis is off balance! vbspurs Wait, what, Tom Brokaw is asking questions? Dody Jane OOOO - He forgot to sign the letter vbspurs Obama doing his jutting jaw routine. Host with the Most Obama lied about the letters!!!!!!!! !!!!!! !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!VariableSpin
Obama just shovels it out. Obama feels her pain.Wow, is he ever understanding. Obama.. Patented answer from Obama "Look" little lady.Obama says "remember a bit of history just not Bill Ayers's history". Lem McCain want's to win on the merits. vbspurs OMG. AJ Lynch Obama will reduce the cost of college and health insurance. Lem McCain needs to get mad! :) vbspurs Simon, LOL. Host with the Most Obama: We have to fix health care. It's unclear if Obama really has any answers for these people either. Dan McCain's started out way too slow... what is it with Obama sending letters to people, warning them of problems... Let's get some questions answered! ElcubanitoKC nyet, 200! McCain told Brokaw he wouldn't pick him to save the world....McCain talking about Meg Whitman's E-Bay which just laid off 1,600 people...zzzzzzz ElcubanitoKC Oh, earmarks Host with the Most Obama - line by line - liar! Mark Did Obama just claim that gas is $3.80 nationally? ElcubanitoKC Palladian, I prefer Royal Tokaji. Michael Obama is winning. Lem Whenever Obama is talking I'm screaming no batter no batter! Michael The overhead projector Obama wanted???? Dody Jane No one is winning - people are going to bed or turning off - so that means Obama is winning. ElcubanitoKC 9-11?? vbspurs Obama brings up 9/11. Dody Jane Bush isn't running - someone tell Obama al Is Obama doing the Al Gore '*deep sigh*' thing? As if he will. Michael Dody Jane"Bush isn't running - someone tell Obama."McCain voted with Bush 90-95% of the time.If you don't think it's relevant, you're dreaming. vbspurs Tom Brokaw is drunk. Lem Obama has a bad haircut. vbspurs McCain is meandering away when Obama is talking. Michael Palladian - Blow me. Dody Jane GOD! ElcubanitoKC vbspursMcCain is meandering away when Obama is talking. GO
JOHN! Oh right Tom! Dody Jane TOM TAKES Over !!! Michael Obama is still winning.
Lem Entitlements are off the table with Obama! al Is Obama using the new question time to rebut the previous discussion? Lem What is Obama talking about? ElcubanitoKC He'll answer the question! Lem 300 vbspurs Can we vote for a Palin/Biden ticket?I'm serious. Lem Obama votes present! al "I'll answer the question Tom"McCain scores! vbspurs I miss Lehrer. Just part of the great new Obama health plan. JAL Do not forget Bridget McCain. Dody Jane I have been diverted by McCAin's little burst of energy!!! chickenlittle Obama's healthcare = rationing end of storyI hope there's an opt-outNuclear power: too cheap to meter Lem Obama annnnddd Host with the Most A black woman asks a question. Roll tape:0:00:00 Barack Obama lies with a straight face to the American people about the economy.0:02:00 John McCain changes the subject. Lem Obama's bunch of goverment scientist? vbspurs According to polls, at least 89% of that woman is already planning to vote for Obama.I've met two black guys who are voting for McCain/Palin. It's possible, if improbable. Lem Obama's talking points. vbspurs Obama needs to call Al Gore to explain the internet to him. ElcubanitoKC NO! The US govt if you asked Obama. vbspurs "Goodies""That one"OOOOOOOOOOOH. vbspurs Hey, is that Bewitched? VariableSpin Does Obama ever answer the question? Q: "Should health care be treated as a commodity?"Aww, John. vbspurs OMG, McCain just lost the election.Heart transplants. Michael Obama is still winning. Mofo dumbass question. ElcubanitoKC Trick question! muddimo Shorter debate:McCain: My friends, we need to work together.Obama: Senator McCain is right, but... Look at them... geez - Lem Is McCain offering Hillary care? Simon Michael "Obama is still winning."muddimo Obama is running out the clock and McCain is letting him get away with it. Lem Obama care sounds like Newt republican care. ElcubanitoKC elcubanitokcWhat?? al Did Obama just segway from health care to credit cards? knox I was just admiring Obama's elegant gestures with his long, thin handsI was just commenting that Barack has woman hands Lem Obama went to sleep! vbspurs Can't believe I am watching this debate. Lem Obama mentions 911 - that's OKBush and republicans mention 911 they get their nuts cut off a la Jessy Jackson. Jill And Obama lies about the Iraqi surplus...again. Simon Obama again reiterates the claim that McCain was wrong about Iraq and that Obama was right. Lem Obama Darfour Mcain darfive9:05 PM ElcubanitoKC A no-fly zone in Darfur?? vbspurs The McCain Doctrine is to followup the mess left behind by the Obama Doctrine. Simon Palladian - sorry, forgot. If it means he's cutting off Obama, fine by me. Dody Jane ..vbspurs Ruth Anne, hehe. Mark So Obama is calling for invading the Nuclear armed Pakistan? vbspurs AJ, good stuff. ElcubanitoKC Chaaaaarge!!! Lem Notice how Obama moved from Iraq to Pakistan!If things were not going well in Iraq - do you think Obama would be talking about making a move on Pakistan? ElcubanitoKC madawaskan, this is an Obama debate, nothing to do with reality. Palladian I would love it if Bill Ayers popped up to ask a question. Dody Jane They're ALIVE!!! Lem Obama kisses tom's -ss vbspurs Obama condenscending to Tom Brokaw, who is making with the yucks."AJ Lynch Paakistaan. Everytime he pronounces it that way Obama loses votes. vbspurs Pah-kees-stan. Now Ihhh-rawn.SPEAK AMERICAN OBAMA! vbspurs NICE! Lem McCain said his military
career! ElcubanitoKC Obama says McCain has called him "green behind the ears." knox Obama has such a weird smile when McCain's talking. I will be the only dictator!" vbspurs Petreaus will turn this around, Obama. I thought mold. Obama looks weird smiling strangely at McCain while he speaks. Dody Jane Obama is backing away from his "get out of Iraq now" policy. David Baker My friends, John McCain is brain dead. ElcubanitoKC vbspursFart Game! vbspurs LOL John.SHAKE! Lem Sarah, Sarah, Sarah, Sarah, Sarah, vbspurs Very true. Mark Obama just said we need to spend more money. vbspurs Is it too early to say that Republicans should kick John McCain's ass tomorrow? McCain just scored some points by answering the Putin / Russia question with savvy points. vbspurs LOOK AT THOSE PEOPLE. vbspurs Fuckstick.GASP! Obama's comment was extraordinary. AST Obama says McCain has called him "green behind the ears." Does Obama HAVE gills? AJ Lynch MCcain should answer he does not know Bill Ayers. McCain's only hope is to sneak up behind Obama when he's talking and give him a wedgie. al Did Obama ever say what he doesn't know? Ruth Anne Adams Shout out to Nana McCain! vbspurs McCain isbegging...

Monday, October 6, 2008

John Podheretz on Q&A

John Podhoretz, Editoral Director at Commentary Magazine. Interviewed by Brian Lamb for the C-Span show, Q&A, October 5, 2008.

This autosummary is adapted from the full
transcript. I removed all of Brian Lamb's questions to leave only the text of Podheretz's responses.

  • Autosummarized to 10%
  • Summary: 826 words in 39 sentences
  • Original document: 8,104 words in 316 sentences

”Commentary Magazine” was – is 62 years old. I mean there’s ”Commentary,” the
”Atlantic Monthly,” ”Harper’s,” and we have a – we have an extraordinarily
dedicated and committed audience and we’ve now expanded our brand, as people now
say, with a very lively Web site with a – with a very lively blog called the –
called Contentions. You know, small magazines move large mountains. I think if
you look at – if you look at the world overall from 1979 until his – until his
deposing in 2003, Saddam Hussein was the single most destabilizing force on the
planet Earth. That (INAUDIBLE) Iraq Freedom Act was passed by the House and
Senate, it was signed into law by a Democratic President, President Clinton.
When Bill Clinton talked about stopping Saddam Hussein before he would develop
really dangerous weapons in 1998, that was exactly the same rhetoric that was
used by George W. Bush in 2002 and early 2003. All conservative – all Jews who
are commentators who are on the right side of the discussion are asked by
curious Evangelical Jews and angry Conservative Jews why all Jews are liberal.
My personal short answer to that question is that – what is my personal short
answer? You tend to depersonalize people who disagree with you. You know they
live in their heads and they live and they don’t have much contact with people
with whom they disagree.

Chicago, the author of ”Closing of the American
Mind.” Your values are yours and my values are – who’s to say which values are
better than other values? Martin Sheen, the President, decides to appoint the
conservative and a liberal to sort of make a – make a deal.

You’d say
blah, blah, blah, and you’d say blah, blah, blah, and you’d say blah, blah, blah
– something like that.”

Someone I worked with at ”Insight,” which is a
magazine being published by the ”Washington Times,” sent my name in on a
postcard when they were having a contestant search in Washington. Oh, you know
here’s the interesting thing. The ”Standard” was my idea. I was then working as
the TV Critic for the ”New York Post.”

Have Bill talk to me. Well,
Rupert Murdoch is a conservative. He believes in the advocacy and expression of
conservative ideas and …

he also owns the ”New York Post,” where I was
working at the time. Rupert had occasionally had mild talks with the Korean
ownership of the ”Washington Times” in case they might want to sell it. Why did
he buy the ”Wall Street – because he likes to publish things, he likes to make
newspapers, he likes to make magazines. Right.

If the ideas that were
being expressed didn’t make sense, if the ideas that were being expressed didn’t
have purchase because of what was going on in the world and seem to be an answer
to them, you could spend $500 million and have every secret actor in the world
and they would get nowhere.

Yes, well, I started out not liking George
Walker Bush, and I – you know it’s interesting because I didn’t like him when a
lot of other people on the right liked him, and now I’m one of the few people
who, as an unalloyed supporter, I’m a defender of his. Right.

I’ve never
worked on a political campaign since I was 16 years old. I mean I worked on
campaigns as a kid. You know, I’ve never worked on campaigns, I don’t advise
people, I stand on the outside, I’ve no interest in being on the inside. Well, I
mean if – look, if the United States believes that it’s in the United States’
best interest to take out these nuclear facilities, which I do, then we need to
take them out if Israel is not going to take them out. McCain – Obama says he
wants that his overriding goal in Iraq, which is the major foreign policy and
military issue facing the United States, is the withdrawal of American forces.
McCain’s focus is victory. McCain, who is not – you know who is in no sense a
sort of radical unilateralist – he’s actually quite a conventional mainstream
Republican on foreign policy, nonetheless believes in the aggressive pursuit of
American interests.

And if you look at the world today, if you look at
the divisions between us and some of our European allies on an issue as critical
as Iran’s nuclear facilities, or if you look at the fact that it appears clear
that in Russia, Vladimir Putin has decided that he is an adversary of the United
States and wants to do things to impede us – to impede the United States and to
sort of work as a – as an antagonist towards the United States, the policy of
international consensus is a non-starter even before Obama would take office.

Giuliani was my favorite, oddly, by the way, because I think that McCain
ran the – ran the campaign that I thought Giuliani should run. Fifteen – small –
from small things come great …

In what sense?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Book 02 Genesis

Original is from the Project Gutenberg Edition of the King James Bible. 64 more to go.

Autosummarized to 1%.

respect unto them.

unto you.

02:003:015 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the
unto all generations.

LORD hath not appeared unto thee.

appeared unto thee.

two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt
what thou shalt say.

Moses. 02:006:001 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will
thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee.

sacrifice unto the LORD.

LORD our God.

02:009:001 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell
not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.

fear the LORD God.

the LORD.

face thou shalt die.



thou redeem.

that thou shalt say unto him, By
unto the LORD.

LORD, and his servant Moses.

LORD delivered them.

people? thou mayest bring the causes unto God:

the people unto the LORD.

unto the LORD.

02:019:010 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify
thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy
02:020:013 Thou shalt not kill.

02:020:014 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

02:020:015 Thou shalt not steal.

02:020:017 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not

unto me.

02:023:015 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat

snare unto thee.

02:024:001 And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and
the LORD.

pure gold shalt thou make them.

linen, shalt thou make it.

shalt thou make them.

the LORD:

the LORD.

offering unto the LORD.

thou consecrate them.


wood shalt thou make it.


unto the LORD:

02:030:022 Moreover the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

the LORD's side? 02:033:005 For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of

unto his friend. people.

02:034:017 Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.

Seven days thou
commanded Moses.

the LORD commanded Moses.

commanded Moses.


the LORD commanded Moses.

LORD had commanded Moses.

commanded Moses.


commanded Moses.

commanded Moses.

So Moses

Thursday, October 2, 2008

John McCain - presidential debate #1

Combined all of McCain 's responses and ran them through the autosummarizer. See Barack Obama's here. I used the transcript at CNN.

Autosummarized to 10%
Summary: 679 words in 102 sentences
Original: 6,812 words in 670 sentences

Senator Kennedy is in the hospital.


We've got fundamental
American worker. in the United States of
America. Washington. Great Society.

We Republicans came to power to
change government, and government changed
a gateway to out-of-control
spending and corruption.

As president of the United States, I want to
assure you, I've got a pen.
Now, Senator Obama, you wanted to know one of
the differences. Obama and I have.

Senator Obama suspended those
requests for pork-barrel projects after he was running for president of the
United States. Maybe to Senator Obama it's not a lot of money. corrupts people.

States Senate.

Now, Senator Obama didn't mention that, along
with his tax cuts, he is
Now, that's a fundamental difference between myself
and Senator Obama. I
want to cut spending. Well -- well, let me give you an
example of what Senator Obama finds objectionable, the business tax.

Right now, the United States of American business pays the
business taxes in the world, 35 percent. I want to cut that
business tax. remain in -- in the United States of America and create jobs.

pork-barrel spending. friends. worth of pork-barrel spending projects.

So the point is, I want people to have tax cuts. own health care.
anybody, and a lot of people might be interested in Senator Obama's talking the

We had an energy bill before the United States Senate. I voted
against it; Senator Obama voted for it.

Who fought against wasteful and
earmark spending? who has tried to keep spending under control?

Senator Obama has shifted on a number of occasions. in the United States Senate
to increase taxes on people who make as low
Look, we, no matter what, we've
got to cut spending. said, we've let government get completely out of control.

Senator Obama has the most liberal voting record in the United States
Senate. agency of government.

overruns under control.


Senator Obama opposes both storing and reprocessing
of spent nuclear fuel. with President Clinton.

with Senator Obama's
health care plan. government. We have to obviously cut spending. spending.
Senator Obama has $800 billion in new spending programs. I today is because
spending got out of control. against excessive spending my entire career.

United States Senate nor with the administration. president
on spending, on climate change, on torture of prisoner, on - on This strategy
requires strategy that has succeeded.

This strategy has succeeded. And
we are winning in Iraq. wider war, which the United States of America might have
had to come The next president of
the United States.

Senator Obama
said the surge could not work, said it would increase Senator Obama didn't go to
Iraq for 900 days and never

Senator Obama is the chairperson of a
committee that oversights NATO
I'm afraid Senator Obama doesn't understand
the difference between a tactic and a strategy. General Petraeus invited Senator
Senator Obama
Afghanistan by this great general. And Senator Obama, who
after promising
voting to cut off the funds for the troops in Iraq and

Admiral Mullen suggests that Senator Obama's plan is
dangerous for America.

by the way, Senator Obama's original plan, they
would have been out last has worked and can succeed. victory and adopt Senator
Obama's plan, then we will have a wider war and Afghanistan.


We've got to get the support of the people of -- of Pakistan. If you
have to do

I've been to Waziristan. condemned in Iraq.
It's a strategy
I -- I don't think that Senator Obama understands that there
was a failed
state in Pakistan when Musharraf came to power. state.

I supported --

Senator Obama doesn't seem to
understand there is a connected between the two.

Senator Obama said that
would be provocative.

Now, Senator Obama said, without preconditions.

Well, I was interested in Senator Obama's reaction to the Russian
aggression against Georgia. Senator Obama still doesn't quite understand -- or
doesn't get it -- that if we fail in Iraq, it encourages al Qaeda. Reform,
prosperity, and peace, these are major challenges to the United States of

Barack Obama - presidential debate #1

Combined all of Obama's responses and ran them through the autosummarizer. See John McCain's here. I used the transcript at CNN.

autosummarized to 10%
summary: 759 words in 101 sentences
original document: 7,553 words 719 sentences


if the market -- and when the market returns.

place all
across the country.

It hasn't worked. taking place at the time.

we've got to solve this problem short term. to deal with these problems.
Well, I think Senator McCain's absolutely right that we need more economy are
sound. our tax policies, it's a classic example.

Well, Senator McCain is
absolutely right that the earmarks process has budget. Senator McCain is
proposing -- and this is a fundamental
I've called for is a tax cut for 95
percent of working families, 95 percent.

growth than the -- the
policies of President Bush that John McCain wants breaks to companies that are
investing here in the United States. John, nobody is denying that $18 spending
money unwisely.

of you will get a tax cut. of tax increase.

John mentioned the fact that business taxes on paper are high in this country,
and he's absolutely right. support of Senator McCain, that we actually see our
businesses pay effectively one of the lowest tax rates in the world.

additional tax cut over the loopholes. Just one last point I want to
make, since Senator McCain talked about
Here's the only problem:
profits, under your tax plan, John -- this is undeniable -- oil companies
We've got an emergency bill on the consequence of health care. We've got to
invest in science and technology.
We've got to make sure that
We've got
to eliminate programs that don't
foreign oil. need a scalpel. If we're lucky
and do it right, that
less tax revenue so there's no doubt that as president
I'm go doing have
John, it's been your president who
increase in
spending. Afghanistan.

Now Senator
McCain and President Bush had a
very different judgment.

We've spent over $600 billion so far,

American people safe. Which point? explains, and as John
well knows, the issues of Afghanistan, the issues
Senator McCain is
absolutely right that the violence has been our military families.

2007. You talk about the surge. The war started in 2003, and at the time all,
let's talk about this troop funding issue because John always brings
McCain cut -- Senator McCain opposed funding for troops timetable.

funding troops.

We need more troops there. Senator McCain, in the rush
to go into Iraq, said, you know what? We've bin Laden and crush al Qaeda.

any time since 2002. have said is we don't have the troops right now to
deal with Afghanistan.

in Afghanistan and in Pakistan.


actually working for their people. And I've said this to President
No. 3, we've got to deal with Pakistan, because al Qaeda and the Taliban
McCain, we've been giving them $10 billion over the last seven years,
Nobody talked about attacking Pakistan. United States has al Qaeda, bin
Laden, top-level lieutenants in our
Now, I think that's the right strategy;
I think that's the right policy.

Now, Senator McCain is also right that
it's difficult. We spent $10

That's going to change
when I'm president of the United States.

still sending out videotapes
and Senator McCain, nobody is talking about
Afghanistan because of that

happened in Afghanistan. At one point, while you were focused
on Iraq,
president, I will.

To deal with Iran.

Iraq was
Iran's mortal enemy. Senator McCain is absolutely right, we cannot tolerate a
nuclear Iran. It has not worked in Iran, it has not worked in North Korea. So
let's talk about this. There's a difference between preconditions and
preparation. President Bush recently sent a senior ambassador, Bill Burns, to
participate in talks with the Europeans around the issue of nuclear weapons.

Again, it may not work, but if it doesn't work, then we have
strengthened our ability to form alliances to impose the tough sanctions that
Senator McCain just mentioned.

Nobody's been talking about that, and
Senator McCain knows it. Nobody's talking about that.

One is nuclear

No, actually, I think Senator McCain and I agree for the
most part on these issues. Russia is in part resurgent and Putin is feeling
powerful because of petro-dollars, as Senator McCain mentioned.

means that we, as one of the biggest consumers of oil -- 25 percent of the
world's oil -- have to have an energy strategy not just to deal with Russia, but
to deal with many of the rogue states we've talked about, Iran, Venezuela.

Over 26 years, Senator McCain voted 23 times against alternative energy,
like solar, and wind, and biodiesel.


I've got to make this
point, Jim.

All right, fair enough. Obviously, we've poured billions of
dollars into airport security. Al Qaeda is resurgent.