Just a thought.
Do you think there's any connection between the economy going down the toilet quicker than poop through a goose and Election 2008?
I'll never get out of debt.
Speaking of anxieties concomitant to running mates, herewith are my four favorite reasons for wishing a "do over" before 11/4:
1. JB: "BHO does not have enough experience to be President...I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man...You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking...A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States - Barack America!...HRC's a qualified or more qualified than I am to be VP [sic]...She is qualified to be President...It might have been a better pick than me..."
2. JM: "I'm going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated...F___ you! I know more about this than anyone else in the room [to Senator John Cornyn of Texas during an exchange about immigration legislation]...I believe in evolution. But I also believe, when I hike the Grand Canyon and see it at sunset, that the hand of God is there also...Remember the words of Chairman Mao: 'It's always darkest before it's totally black...'"
3. BHO: "I've now been in 57 states...They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them [explaining his troubles winning over blue-collar voters]...Forget about their children learning English. It's time for our children to start learning Spanish...I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator...Grandmother is a typical white person...I've got two daughters...I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby...You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt..."
4. SP: "I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment...The American Presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery...There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you in places where winning means survival and defeat means death...The difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick!..."[Ah, forget it! Go to http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/09/04/piper-palin-spit-hair-trig, http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1766638341, and http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/politics/video/play.shtml.
An increasingly favorite commentator from Ohio chimed in on Thomas Eagleton: "Wasn't he the guy that McGovern stood behind 1000%? This is when I realized that the way to tell when a politician is lying was to see if his lips were moving."
From the Big Apple: "All polls say 95% of blacks are going to vote for BHO. Where's the racism in that? What if 95% of all whites said they were going to vote for JM? Would the media and Democrats charge racism?"
From WJC: "I get why she's hot!"
And from down the street: "Two times in my life, the economy took forward leaps. Both times we had a Democrat as President and a Republican House and Senate. It is safe to say that history says that opposites work better in this country...I have asked counsel on my voting at church. I was steered toward one of the biggest screw ups of all time: GWB...I have come to respect your point of view more than anyone in my church. I would like your counsel on this one."
Forget it, friend.
I can't even bail out myself from Caliber and plastic debt; and even people who owe me have looked the way and my subscribers are cheap and I've taken this vow of poverty and...
Blessings and Love!