Friday, August 29, 2008

Mini-hiatus

I have been away from home for the last day, and shortly after finishing this post I will spend another day away from home, possibly several. Blogging will be limited to non-existent.

In the meantime, here are a few brief notes:

  • I don't believe that any of today's politicians can write half as well as U. S. Grant.
  • Obama's speech wasn't good. It certainly wasn't as good as Bill Clinton's speech from the night before. More importantly, my MOTHER thought the speech was awful. My mother has never voted for a Republican.
  • Note to conservatives: Biden doesn't commute to save money - he commutes to save time. (More on this when I get back home, if I still care.)
  • Nobody cares who anyone picks for VP unless that pick is a disaster. The last time a VP pick mattered in a positive way was 1960. It can be fun for us wonks to talk about them, but ultimately they just don't matter, in terms of electoral politics.
  • I suspect McCain is about to make a colossal blunder for his VP pick. [Note: CNN is reporting as I write that it will be Alaska governor Sarah Palin.] For reasons that I may get to latter I suspect that Palin could be a disastrous pick, and Meg Whitman would ultimately be as bad as picking Lieberman.

9 comments:

AnastasiaBeaverhausen said...

1. U S Grant could write? I knew he could drink, but writing is another matter. (Only joking - great history books!)
2. Why was the speech bad? I thought it was great! And so it seems did most of the hardcore Republican talking heads -Pat Buchanan called it the best he's ever heard!
3. McCain picked Palin - thank you GOD! Now all you conservatives and ideologs - COME TOWARD THE LIGHT - I'll be there waiting with my Obama/Biden Magnets for you!

Hurricane Heather said...

Mark my words....relevant or not, with the VP selection, McCain won the election yesterday.

AnastasiaBeaverhausen said...

Ah Heather, how misguided you are...Palin is totally unacceptable to us real women, only acceptable to those Cindy McCain Stepford Plastic Surgery clones who kowtow to their men and do their bidding. Already, they are unmasking her many flaws and political scandals so she will be discredited soon enough and even if she makes it to the VP debates, Biden will chew her up and spit her out!

Again, I beg of you...come TOWARD the light!

Pastor_Jeff said...

Palin is totally unacceptable to us real women, only acceptable to those Cindy McCain Stepford Plastic Surgery clones who kowtow to their men and do their bidding.

Wow, that's going to win over disaffected, blue-collar voters.

Please keep it up, though, because it only helps McCain and Palin for people to see what bitter misogynists the Democrats really are.

Hurricane Heather said...

ABH:

I don't know what your definition is of a real woman, but the last time I checked, I was one of those. God loving, college educated, hard-working, financially independent, happily married, devoted mother of two. In addition, I took a vow of submission to my husband when I got married, and if you want to call it kowtowing, then so be it, but I call it love, trust, Christian faithfulness and respect.

There are millions of us out here, and we see something real in Sarah. Not to speak on behalf of the masses, but I don't see anything real in the Democratic ticket.

But the way...not only is Sarah real, but she's cool as hell. She kills moose for crying out loud. That's freaking cool.

Icepick said...

I took a vow of submission to my husband when I got married, and if you want to call it kowtowing, then so be it, but I call it love, trust, Christian faithfulness and respect.

I call it kind of kinky....

Icepick said...

But the way...not only is Sarah real, but she's cool as hell. She kills moose for crying out loud. That's freaking cool.

She doesn't just kill them, she cleans the kill!

justkim said...

Anastasia, I think it's time for you to step away from the monkey crack. I, also, am a "real woman" (my Lane Bryant jeans say so). I am not what anyone would call a "Plastic Surgery clone". I most assuredly do not kowtow to Outis; I didn't even change my last name when we got married.

I self-identify as an extreme moderate, and I am very excited about Palin. I disagree with her on most social issues, but I agree with her on fiscal issues and foreign policy. I am excited because she didn't rise to her position by riding the coattails of the men in her life. I'm exited because she appears to be a genuine outsider who wants to get things done in her state and in our country. I'm excited because she seems like someone I could run into in the grocery store and have her really understand my concerns.

Although I disagree with her social positions, I don't think it matters, because I don't believe the VP, or even the President, really have much control over those issues, ultimately. They can maybe slow things down with the idea that they have "a mandate", but they don't draft legislation. The Congress members with that responsibility can be easily replaced by the electorate.

Mostly, I'm excited because Palin is a real woman. She has layers and complexities and won't fit or be forced into the box woman have been struggling to get out of for so long. She dares to wear skirts and play sports; kill, clean, cook, and eat a moose and be Miss Congeniality in a beauty pagent; be a devoted wife and mother and run a real honest-to-god government. How much more "real" can one woman be?

I take it back. She can't be real because she's the feminist dream come true. Oh, wait. A "real" feminist can't actually think for herself because she must tow the party line at all times. Never mind.

Think, no climb, outside the box, Anatasia. Dare to be a real woman.

AnastasiaBeaverhausen said...

I give up - you vote for her, I'll vote for the winners.