Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Random Thoughts- Wait, There Was an Election?

Pretty much concur with the prior postings. God Bless the USA. McCain's speech was magnificent and firmly got him back in my good graces. He'll now work with Obama to bridge the partisan gap and properly cement his legacy, which was slightly tarnished, (but not as bad as it could have been as pointed out by Al). I doubt Palin will become a big power player except for the religious side of the GOP, which hopefully will retract its entrenchment from the small government GOP. She supposedly didn't want to be on stage during McCain's speech, which bothers me. I don't think she is that smart; I think she gives good speech; I think she definitely lacks experience (which could be corrected); but if she is ungrateful/bitchy, then that may be the death knell for her career except among Coulter-ites.

Obama's speech. Wow. What a great election all the way around.

Disappointed about Prop 8 in California. Two steps forward as a country, one step back.

I think those who backed the bailout felt a huge sting. I just don't know how I feel about that. How necessary was that bailout? If necessary, I admire their principles. However, they were on the watch when it happened before, so I'm not sad for them. I just don't like hypocrisy to be rewarded, and if the no voters were simply doing the political expedient thing, that bugs.

Hoss- you should respond to Al and Aztec Boy's factual points. I similarly shook my head when you asserted Colin Powell backed Obama only because of skin color. There is probably zero historical evidence of Powell catering to race in his life or career choices. You got to Windex that prism you're looking out of.

Al- Dallas at Washington. I think that could determine which gets the wild card.


GammaBoy said...

I specifically voted against our rep, Peter King, because of the bailout. I had written him three letters as part of my mail blasts against the bailout. I actually got a form-ish letter from him explaining his vote, but he didn'y address any of my real issues with the bailout. And since I'd promised to vote against him if he supported the bailout, I felt I ought to follow through.

He won. The only Republican
"for miles now" .

Al Powell said...

Don't forget about Philadelphia. They're sitting at 6-3. Incredible year for the NFC East. Dallas better buck up soon or they'll be on the outside looking in.

Al Powell said...

Sorry. Philly's 5-3. Still, it's better than the last-place Cowboys.

GammaBoy said...

Hey Al, may I say in the most post-partisan, hope-inflated, humanity-loving way, that you can blow it out your ass.