Tales from the fence…

Though I’m a loyal Democrat, I’m intrigued by John McCain’s choice of running mate. McCain announced earlier today that Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, will be his pick for Vice President. I think this might have been a great move on McCain’s part and am also thinking that the race is actually going to be interesting to watch. Though I still don’t think I can vote for either candidate in good conscience, McCain’s latest move made me stop to consider whether or not I could actually crossover and vote Republican. Of course, I can’t, but I’ve never even asked myself this question before now.

Governor, Sarah Palin seems to have some very strong credentials including her tendency to be a whistleblower. I admire someone who is willing to stand up for what they believe to be right even when taking such a stand is clearly unpopular. She’s got spunk from what I can see. There are only a few things about her that I can’t get past. Her participation in a beauty pageant, the pro-life thing, and of course, that Republican bit. Otherwise, she seems like a great choice. I think she will do a great job if she is fortunate enough to find herself in the position of being our first female Vice President.

Most people I talk to are still not too optimistic about the outcome of this year’s presidential election. On one hand, we can endure more of the same economic hardship and bullshit that we’ve put up with for the last eight years by electing McCain and hoping that his watchdog V.P. will help keep him in check with regards to any ethical concerns instead of helping him continue the Bush legacy of screwing the little guy. On the other, we have a candidate who is a smooth talker and who seems to have all of the right answers to the questions Americans have been asking for years. The problem is that anyone can provide answers to questions. We need someone who will follow through and make some actual progress. Someone who isn’t suspected of operating under some other agenda.

Unfortunately, there really isn’t a good way to know which is the lesser of two evils until they are actually in office. Once we’re stuck with them, the amount of damage they can do is limited only by the passage of time.

Until next time…

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I’m going to be Obama’s Vice President…

not! But you’re here reading this, so you must have thought it was possible. So, what does this say about our society? It says to me that we’re turning into a bunch of people who will believe just about anything if we see it on the internet. It says to me that the way we make the big important decisions these days is based more on a person’s popularity than on their credentials. It says to me that a large segment of our population, (the controlling interest, so to speak), has decided that it is no longer necessary to follow logic and good sense. It really needs to quit saying things to me.

Let’s send text messages to my supporters to let them know who I choose for the vice presidential candidate. Senator Obama’s latest move to keep the media interested in his campaign is so trendy, so cool. That’s why I hate it. I don’t want a cool president. I want a president who knows how to stop a war and bring the economy back into balance. Hell, how do I know that Obama won’t be too busy texting his bff to pay attention to the important stuff?

And another thing, I’m not one of those super-patriotic types, but I am really put off by this thing with the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. I’m not voting for anyone to lead this country if they have no allegiance to it. That’d be like putting Satan in charge of Heaven. Or well, something like that. I don’t know of a great analogy for it, but it really seems like a stupid move. I’m wondering if maybe, Obama’s people have pulled one of those General’s Fried Chicken debauchles like the one in Undercover Brother. Have they been tampering with the Starbuck’s? The key is mass production, you know.

Alright, so I’m obviously not a supporter. This puts me on the horns of a dilemma. Who do I vote for? I’m a democrat, so I’m not voting for McCain. But, as an American, I cannot vote for Barack Obama. I just can’t do it. As a last resort, I’m considering a write-in. I just need to decide whether or not it will be Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby or Al Gore. Since I don’t use text messages, I’ll have to post my final decision here on the blog. So, stay tuned. I’m sure you’ll be on pins and needles until I announce it.

Until next time…

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