". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

They're Worried

My husband came to bed last night with the news that Obama had finally named a running mate (after sadistically making his poor text messaging faithful wait all day while he dangled the impending announcement before them) and that it wasn't, as I was expecting, Hillary, but was instead Joe Biden. This is change? This is what we've all been waiting for? Yawn. I rolled over and went back to sleep.

The Obama people are worried, as well they should be. And there is no clearer evidence of that than the revisionist history that is already starting to be written. I have predicted for a long time that here will be those who, if McCain wins, will be able to see no other reason for it than racism, but I must say I'm surprised to see it starting so early. Puh-leeese. Can we all just be grown-ups about this? The disparity between these candidates is stark and is the result of wide-ranging differences in experience, character, philosophy, and policies. Can we acknowledge that and stop with the whining already?

So now we turn our attention to McCain's pick for VP, coming soon. Does anyone remember my prediction, made some months ago? In a week we'll see if I was right.

4 comments:

W. E. Messamore said...

Living in Tennessee, I already got a nasty taste of that kind of politics when Bob Corker ran against Harold Ford and the media kept implying that if Ford didn't win, it would be because Tennesseans are racists. I think "Puh-leeese" is about the right response to such nonsense.

PS: I stumbled across your blog from another Lutheran blog (http://therenaissancebiologist.blogspot.com) and I'd like to send you a blog post you'd find interesting as a Lutheran and a conservative, but I don't want to spam your comment threads. I couldn't however find a contact e-mail on your page. Would you mind e-mailing me at wemessy@aol.com so I can get back to you? Or if you'd prefer giving me permission to leave the link here, that'd be fine too.

Thanks!

Cheryl said...

W.E., you are welcome to leave me a link in the comment box. Thanks for stopping by!

W. E. Messamore said...

Thanks, Cheryl. When I feel like everyone around me is losing their mind, it's always a relief to find more sane people blogging on the Internet!

Here's the link...

http://www.slaying-dragons.com/2008/08/my-letter-to-elca-regarding-god-church.html

It is a letter to the Presiding Bishop of ELCA regarding his recent letter to the presidential candidates. Thanks for reading.

W. E. Messamore said...

Oops! I forgot that Blogger's comment box cuts off long URLs. Here is a working link to the content referenced above.