Tuesday, October 7, 2008

State of the Union

I'm looking forward to the debate tonight. I'm happy to hear obama is pulling ahead in the polls and only recently have i allowed myself to truly think (and hope?) that he may become our next president. Palin really is the nail in mccain's coffin. I'm not exactly sure what her pull is--and i'm afraid it might be a reflection of people who don't know much about politics and the dire state of our country right now. Why would they want "someone just like them?" Wouldn't you want someone smarter than you? As a matter of fact, i'm unsure of why there isn't a 'minimum requirement' of education and experience to apply for the job (and the job of president as well).

And don't even get me started on the fact that she is so anti choice and anti-sex education--yet has a knocked up unmarried daughter. You want to preach 'values,' and spout that you don't need sex ed in schools because that is a conversation for the home--and look what happens?? And now you're forcing these teenagers to get married (is it better to marry shot-gun style than be divorced?). And, by the way, this conversation doesn't need to talk about abortion--let's just talk about education and how to avoid abortion. I think we can all agree to that (but apparently not).

I'm really trying to understand the economic debacle. What i don't understand is why the senate tacked on these random earmarks to get the house to pass it. One of the analysts on news hour called it a "pinata of ridiculousness." It's a shame that this is the way wellstone's mental health parity act gets signed into law. It doesn't really celebrate the passing of this bill. It all feels sort of like a sad poker game.


Scooter said...

You've been gone so long people forget to come here. Have you talked to J about whether he's voting for McCain/Palin?

LissyJo said...

When i stepped off the plane in AZ with my obama tshirt, john asked if i remembered where i was.

John said palin scared him, so obama has his vote. Not so much the obama-maniac, but it's a vote.

LissyJo said...

OH by the way--i can't wait to hear what gma has to say about the election.

Anonymous said...

I got my absentee ballot today their are other choices!
Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, Roger Calero and Alyson Kennedy, Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez, Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, Chuck Baldwing and Darrell Castle. Looks like I should vote for Chuck Baldwing he must be related to the actors and I know them to see them. Then Ralph Nader has been around for some time is it not his turn? Then we could have two femailes, Cynthia and Rosa! Or the best choice is one named write-in, if any. J