Thursday, February 21, 2008

Today's blah de blah.

Here’s something I bet won’t surprise you: I’m not a fan of John McCain. Not only am I not interested in hopping on the Straight Talk Express to the nadir of world opinion, where we’ve already been headed precipitously over the last 8 years, I don’t like most of his viewpoints and I don’t like his grumpy old man attitude. He seems to get pissed off so easily – is that a good trait in a president? Then there’s his wife. I’m sure she’s a lovely person, but man, is she weird looking. She looks like she should be a resident on the Starship Enterprise. And what is she hiding in that hairdo? And of course today there is the article in the New York Times dredging up talk of an improper relationship with a lobbyist; he says it’s untrue and that he doesn’t take articles in the New York Times at face value. Maybe it’s because I’m liberal, but that statement is ridiculous to me. The NYT isn’t some gossip rag, for Christ’s sake. I should probably get on over to Fox News, where they are undoubtedly reporting the true story.

Back in the Democratic camp, I am frankly depressed by the whole thing. Each of Obama and Clinton has his or her strengths and weaknesses, but the race for the nomination has taken on a sour tone that I think has blemished them both. Obama’s inspirational tone has blunted her real achievements, and despite/because of her scrappy, nasty attacks on the wunderkind, she can’t seem to get any traction. Meanwhile, he rides a tidal wave of momentum on his message of hope and change, but nobody seems to be able to get a true grasp on just what he could really do for this country. Many of his promises seem destined to run up against old school bureaucracy when he arrives in Washington; I think it’s naïve to think that just because this charismatic guy has a hopeful message that he is going to be able to get the entrenched political machine to bend to the will of his cheekbones and oratory. I get the idea; the change is supposed to come from us, the citizens of the U.S. of A., but… since I can’t motivate myself to change my own life when I know I could only improve it, how am I going to get off my ass to rally for America?

Maybe having a kid will help that; when he’s older I can take him with me to be a walker at Planned Parenthood. Just kidding; I would never expose him to the freaks that hang around there. I have thought about volunteering there myself, but I get so incredibly angry I don’t know if I could stay calm when walking women from their cars to the front door. One time when I visited a P.P. clinic someone yelled at me from off the property and I gave them the finger. When I lived in D.C. during law school, there was a P.P. right around the corner from my Dupont Circle apartment. On Saturday mornings, a group of Christian teenagers, their heads bowed in silent prayer, would walk in a bovine circle in the front of the building. They would try to stuff fliers in my hand as I’d walk by, and I’d tell them to mind their own business. I was thinking much worse thoughts, but I’m sure it would have just added even more to their sanctimonious feelings on the matter.

Well! Politics and abortion; two conversational turds-in-the-punchbowl if there ever were any.

More outfits, you say? OK; I got this dress, too, but in blue and white.

Won't I look cute in it?

That’s pretty much still what I look like even if it was taken before being put through the wringer of motherhood. I guess I am feeling a bit exhibitionist today!


Broady said...

What bothers me about the McCain/NYT thing is that it seems they were trying to smear him by couching innuendo and salacious rumor under cover of a "real story" analyzing his overall judgement in choosing his associates.

Call me cynical, but it seems to me that the reporter could have saved a lot of time and effort by just publishing a byline that screamed "We Hear McCain May Have Banged a Chick Half his Age 8 Years Ago!" and dispensing with the rest of the story. I get the sense that they had only half of a story and were desperately looking for a way to run it before someone else ran with it. And I do not discount NYT as a gossip rag-- I read it fairly often.

But I agree w/ you about McCain's wife. Those pale, metallic eyes of hers paired with the frozen smile look like a Stepford prototype.

Love the picture! You are a purdy liberal : )

Kate said...

I'm kind of with you on the NYT story, actually - it seemed pretty thin.

Cindy said...

Snaps to you for posting that pic!

I'm in the same boat on the swim suits. Ugh! But, yes--the one-piece is reasonable. The skirted on is not. Although Kerry over at More, More, More found a really cute polka dot two piece with a little skirt that was very cute and hip.

I've tagged you over at Fig. Hope you don't mind. :)

Leslie Ann said...

Good choice on the dress.

eccentricego said...

The current political frontrunners perplex me too. Obama reminds me of a Baptist preacher that sends you home on Sunday feeling warm and forgetful about your wrongdoings, Hillary's desperation gives me a stomach ache, and McCain, outside his patriotic service, longstanding career in politics, and obvious strength to lead an army, comes off senile and out of touch with domestic affairs. Wow, can't wait until November 8th!

Btw, your picture is beautiful and if I had half your looks I would post pics all the time.

Mel said...

i didn't know you were a fellow glasses-wearing chick.

pretty picture!