From far away, this is how it looks: There is a country out there where tens of millions of white Christians, voting freely, select as their leader a black man of modest origin, the son of a Muslim. There is a place on Earth — call it America — where such a thing happens.
I will readily admit that some of my personal ideology borders on socialism. I don’t mind that. But I appreciate a presidential candidate who says that he doesn’t mind paying a little more in his personal taxes, since he can afford it, so that 95% of the American population can experience a little relief from these tough economic times. What grates on my nerves worse than nails on a chalkboard is a presidential candidate who acts like the concept of “spreading the wealth around” is an absolute absurdity.
I made up my mind about supporting Obama during the primaries, but my disdain for McCain grows daily. Every moment he or his campaign utters a word I want to scream.
Am I the only one to hear McCain say that the way to save our educational system is to automatically put military service men and women in the classrooms when they are finished with their service WITHOUT them having to comply with state teacher certification requirements?!?! Excuse me?? What our public schools need are more unqualified teachers? See, this is where my cynicism kicks in because that idea is just too stupid to be anything but sinister. Let’s keep those who can’t afford private school unable to compete in a global market by giving them sub-par teachers. That’s what I heard. What about you?
Are you looking for party games for your debate party tonight? Try Palin Bingo! It should be a hit.
I am meeting a friend for dinner. I called ahead to make sure they’d be playing the debate at the bar. But I really want to be at home live blogging the intellectual event of a lifetime.
Now, I was all anti-blogger mixing politics with family drama 2 posts ago. But tonight is where it’s all fair game! Will she be wired with someone feeding her answers? No? OK. If you say so.
I think I should start a pool to see how long it takes for her to “get back to” Gwen Ifill on one of her questions.