Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Too Much Time

As most of you know, I am currently between positions and therefore available for exciting new career opportunities. I am also on the public dole and thank each and every one of you for your contributions to unemployment. That said, I must wax poetic for a few and note my thoughts on events both current and timely.

The elections: Regardless of who (or if you are a repub. what) you vote for, you have got to admit that this election is the most exciting one we have seen in our memorable lives. The mere fact that the choice for the correct party is between a black man and a woman (c'mon, work with me) for president of the United States is amazing in and of itself. That the candidates were actually forced, by way of the shuffled primary schedule, to actually claw and scratch their way to the conventions was joyous. As much as you may hate the man, as Ralph Nader said, "if they want your vote, make them earn it."

The economy: Because W says we are not heading at breakneck speed, racing out of control and doomed to face a recession, we must not be. I, for one, am sleeping better at night knowing our president firmly believes this.

The weather: Can we pick one season and just go for it for awhile? This bipolar weather has wreacked havic on my sinuses and my general health.

6 comments:

The Rug Goth said...

JC- Nice to "hear" from you.

Yes, I've been a political junkie since Nixon (and mind you, and a very youthful 40!) and this is the most exciting I can remember since Kennedy v. Carter / Bush v. Reagan -> Carter v. Reagan in 1980.

val said...

I hear you about the weather. In southern England we don't appear to have had a winter. We are see-sawing between spring and summer.

I have a feeling that if Hillary gets the nomination and has Obama as her VP, the Democrats could be in power for 4 terms.

SnarkAngel said...

I do find myself watching more of the news channels as of late. As much as a heated contest may "hurt" the Dems, it could also help them, as most media attention will now be on them, as opposed to the Republicans. Hillary is leaving the door open for the possibility of having Obama as her running mate (she inferred that today). But the question is, would Obama extend the same olive branch, and would Hillary have enough humility to accept? I think these are the questions that create some interesting drama. If the Dems want the White House, they are going to have to support each other and be as unified as possible come November. A ticket including both Clinton and Obama would be a first, strong step in that direction. Time will tell . . .

Boston_Betty said...

I think it's a bit premature for 'Billary' to be offering Obama smaller laurels just yet.

SnarkAngel said...

I agree, Betty. Dropping that subtle hint is a strategy that could backfire on her.

Just Catie said...

I loved that Hillary said she would condescend to have Obama be her VP, like she was throwing that poor dog a bone. I have said from the beginning that the one thing that turned me off of Hillary was the fact that she has come right out and said she was entitled to the position based on her hard work and the fact that she had groomed herself for this by sticking with her cheating husband.