Betsy at Betsy’s Blog recommends playing games with chocolate. Others are drinking beer. I am recovering from a root-canal. No beer for me. No chocolate either. I’m lucky to be sitting here at the computer. Sometimes I have to run away and find a warm cloth to put on the side of my face. I will watch the debate though. Somehow.

What does Kerry mean when he says he will fight a “smarter, more effective” war on terror? Whatever does he mean? Is he just being cute with words? I suspect that he is. He has not explained what he means. He just keeps saying, “smarter, more effective.” Are those code words? Is there some kind of subliminal game being played?