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VP Debate

As I sit here watching Countdown on the very night of the Vice-presidential debate, I cannot help but cringe. I am absolutely amazed that people actually think that Sarah Palin should be the Vice President. An office that has been held by such geniuses as John Adams and Thomas Jefferson is now being touted by the idiots running the Republican party as an office with no real qualifications at all. The woman has no idea what is happening outside of Alaska. I felt awkward and embarrassed when I watched clips of her interview  with Katie Couric.   Holy  Shit,  people,  she  can’t  name  a  Supreme  Court  case  besides  Roe  v. Wade.  When did we reach this level?  This cheap theater is what passes for the democratic process in America today, and I for one am ashamed of the silliness we indulge in as the world’s laziest, most ignorant superpower.

As an aside, I think that if (unlikely as it may seem) Ben Stiller ever runs out of embarrassing roles, he could surely pull a Mrs. Doubtfire and play Sarah Palin on the silver screen. Or straight to DVD, for that matter. Ben would never have to make another movie, because at that point he would have reached the absolute pinnacle of self-humiliation. Do your country a favor, Governor Palin, and withdraw gracefully from this huge political and legal world about which you know less than the average college freshman. If you have any love for your country at all, please go home.

Senator McCain, I have a few words for you, as well. You will not be the President, much as you may want it.  In 2000 I think you would have made a good president, possibly even a great one. I am sure that you would have fought the Iraq war much more responsibly than the Child Prince. I might even go so far as to say that you might not have even started a war with Iraq after 9/11.  Unfortunately, those in your party who sacrificed the good of the people for greed and political nepotism have salted the earth before you, and it cannot be undone. No, not even if you pander to the far-right wingnuts (a rapidly developing skill, I notice) and select a complete novice as your running mate. Surely you realize that the choice of Vice-President is, in your case (you are 72 years old) disturbingly relevant to the race. Is this the legacy you want to leave to the country for which you profess such love?  “President McCain, who died in office after (insert time period), left a complete amateur to run the nation”. Scary, John. Very frightening indeed.

Senator Obama, the jury is still out on you. I’m pretty sure you’re going to win. Best of luck, as you will be inheriting one huge bag of shit. I hope that you can deliver on this so-called change, and not just continue with the same old corporate-controlled puppet show we refer to as Washington.

Ralph Nader, I salute you, sir. Keep putting the word out. You convinced me.

LOVE YOUR COUNTRY. VOTE NADER.

2 October, 2008 8:50 PM Posted by | Angry rant, Clay Recommends:, Politics and other hazardous materials, Release the Bears, Religious Tomfoolery, Veterans' affairs | , , , , , , | Leave a comment