Same job, different uniform.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

This One's for JEB

I know we were disappointed about Fred Thompson, and I picked on him.


But the good doctor has defended him in such a sensible manner I'm a little ashamed.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Molly McGee said...




That is a very good article, you married a smart cookie, gf.

I think this article sums up why John Edwards should not be our president. To him, it's more important that wife ride along for the campaign trail than stay home with their children. Oh yeah, and treat her cancer. He actually believes that by doing this, he is contributing to the good of America, not adding to the many causes of its downfall.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

 
Blogger Lois E. Lane said...




Television killed the presidential campaign, just like video kiled the radio star.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

 
Blogger JEB said...




Thank you GF. I wholeheartedly agree . . . but then, you already knew that.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

 
Blogger Fisher Ames said...




I agree...and, predictably enough, disagree.

The problem here is that Senator Thompson knew what he was getting into. He isn't a neophyte, and the fact that he is a (relatively) "normal" person notwithstanding, when you decide to play any game, there are certain things you're going to be expected to do or you simply won't be able to compete.

Most politicians hate fundraising. I suspect that that, more than anything else, was the foundation of McCain/Feingold (no one likes to ask people for money, and the process itself is time-consuming and seedy).

Most politicians hate soundbites. (Unless, like Senator Edwards, you have painfully little to say.)

Most politicians get tired of dealing with the press, local or national (really?).

Most politicians get tired of the same damn speech, the same damn smile, and the fact that babies get wet butts and most of them look alike.

So what? That's the game, and if you don't want to play, don't get in. That said, I was very, very happy to have Thompson in the race, and sad to see him leave. Out of the whole surly lot, he is the only one I could have voted for without holding my nose about one thing or another.

Anyone else view McCain as a nightmare in a blue serge suit?

Friday, February 01, 2008

 

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