Thursday, December 20, 2007

Terrific Diary on the Dem field

I just saw this diary on the recommended list on Daily Kos, and after reading it I feel pretty humbled as a would-be blogger / diarist. This is the kind of personal reflection and honest, substantive discussion that is blogging at its best.

Among many highlights is this passage (emphasis mine):

But Hillary is not my first choice. Yes, she is competent and hardworking and tough. What turns me off most about Hillary is that whenever I hear her speak she is almost always speaking about herself, not about her vision for us. I hear her repeat: "I am the most experienced." "I am the most competent." "I have been tested and survived Republican attacks." "I am the one ready to lead from day one." It's a given that all politicians have to have strong egos and are in some fashion ego-driven, but I get the feeling that Hillary's campaign is mostly about her, and not enough about us. That turns me off. I want to know what her vision is for America, other than an America headed by the first woman prsident. What is she passionate about, besides being President? What course will she chart, and how will it be different from what has been done before?

Kudos to hummingbird4015

"Kiss" of Death

It's looking like McCain't is getting double his pleasure with fucked up endorsements this week, having already been endorsed by Joe "I'm all over the place here" Lieberman. According to the New York Sun,

"Making a rare foray into primary politics, Henry Kissinger, 84, who served as secretary of state under Presidents Ford and Nixon, is saying Senator McCain is the best person to serve as president at a dangerous time for America and the world".

Uh, yeah Henry. We'd like to thank you personally for helping make this world "a dangerous time for America".Why does anyone think that having Henry Kissinger endorse you as a candidate is a good thing? For the love of sanity, this man is a fucking war criminal. Remember Chile? Remember Cambodia? Remember fucking Vietman? I could go on and on.

I think this quote says it all from the "Kiss":

"Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy"
(Quoted from Woodward and Bernstein's The Final Days, Chapter 14)

Oh well, nothing new here from good ol' heartless John McCain. I mean what would you expect from a guy that kisses GW Bush's ass for 7 1/2 years after he criticized the ethnicity of his adopted children in the 2000 primaries.

There is no shame at all for these crooks.....

Giuliani Drops Out!

Well...not yet, but he's laying the groundwork. He was admitted to the hospital last night for flu-like symptoms. Given how well he's been doing in the polls, the questions being raised about his business dealings, security clients, law clients, pedophile friends, indicted buddies, expensing his affair to NY taxpayers, etc. I'm betting that this hospital stay is the first installment of a plan to withdraw from the race for "health reasons." Anyone remember his Senate race with Hillary when he withdrew for health reasons? Or maybe he'd made the calculation that he couldn't win, but he wanted a note from his doctor so he could drop out and save face.

Let's watch!