We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If I were McCain and I got elected President, the first apointment I would make would be Megyn Kelly as press secretary. She'd take no crap from those smug elitist reporters. She ain't no wussy like Scott McClellan. Plus she quite nice to look at.
He couldn't answer a single question she asked, not truthfully. So he used the same 'on message' tactics as Obama in the debates... ignore the question and stick to the talking points. Don't let yourself think, don't ad lib, allow nothing but well rehearsed drivel to see light of day.
There is an obnoxious woman who does the same for Obama, and Megyn takes them on. I get the impression I'm watching robots when the talking heads get going. Their sensibilities are shut down so that they're able to talk over anyone and spew the same talking points. I have had to hit the mute button for Bill Burton, though. ...kinda like I had to quit watching O'Reilly.
Nah... at least O'Reilly thinks. Which reminds me. My daughter sent a thesis paper for me to edit......... she's graduating, thank heavens... if I never have to edit another thing in my life I'll be happy. But she said Obama was due to speak at her university at 5 P.M. and that students had started lining up at 9 A.M. - in blustery, cold weather. I told her to go see him so she could witness a professional liar in person. Then I added, "If you vote for him, honey, your bed will be in the front yard and the locks will be changed on the house."
What a pistol Megyn Kelly is, even if she spells her name funny! Here's "another woman" who is beautiful and smart too.
As for you, Meta -- you go, girl. Don't hold back. Obama is, of course, a professional liar, as you say. We've had some of those in the White House already, and it wasn't good for the country. This One has the rock star thingie going, and kids, adolescents and Democrats are suckers for that.
All this is a compelling argument to go to the polls and vote. Don't hiver-haver around. Vote. And don't vote for the Obsessive one. Vote for the grown-up.
Ironic that professional liars seem to make it to the top. What an indictment that is on the intelligence of the average voter. Another irony - McCain running an honest, honorable campaign might cost him the election. It's worse to note his 'honorable' colleagues are furious with McCain because he won't get down in the mud. Heck... even I'm guilty of wanting him to fight fire with fire and shove integrity aside just to keep Obama out. What a sorry state this has put us all in. American values seem to be hovering in a fog of confusion these days and it makes me sick to feel so frantic.
"American values seem to be hovering in a fog of confusion these days ..."
I feel your angst. How many legs are left on this chair? Roe v. Wade happened generations ago and we haven't looked back. What else will be off the table soon... and soon forgotton by the new generations of the disenfranchised?
Yes there's a big, big question mark hanging over the land.