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August 27, 2004

I'm Too Sexy for Bipartisanship

Well, that's what I used to think anyway.

It's gotten kind of ridiculous of late, though...to the point that I - in all my so-far-to-the-right-I-have-a-permanent-crick-in-my-neck glory - am feeling the urge to step in and play ref.

...and that feels really weird.

The whole Cleland thing got to me. I remember a time when I thought a lot of this guy, but what he did Wednesday was disgusting.

It's not even that he went; he's entitled to his opinion. But he was not Kerry, he was an emissary for Kerry. Well, likewise, Patterson was not Bush, but he was an emissary for Bush.

The fact that he refused to acknowledge Patterson is irritating. (The fact that that little tidbit is buried more than half-way down in the article is infuriating, but that's another matter.)

Cleland doesn't need to have his service time validated by anyone. I think that rather obvious. He's naturally going to be honored and respected for his contribution.

When he openly snubs someone from another party, just because the scenario wasn't exactly what he had in mind, that's a let down all the way around.

Patterson said in an interview that he had actually been looking forward to meeting Cleland, and was disappointed that he was not acknowledged.

No joke. I find that disappointing as well.

See, I'm allowed to be a partisan asshole. I'm not publicly speaking or voting on bills or cashing any government payroll checks.

I think people who are should make more of an effort. What is the point of catering strictly to half the country? So you have your leaning. Does it define you? It doesn't define me. Shit, given the opportunity, I could do a whole helluva lot of restructuring to the Republican side.

My grievance doesn't go one way. I have issues with Republicans as well.

For example, these freakish cults using the name of Christianity aren't doing the Republicans any favors with their cluelessness about Constitutional governing.

...And although I enjoy Coulter personally, I'll admit that her influence would be more useful were it less venomous.

But notice it's not just the political strategists anymore; anyone who can commandeer a microphone has an opinion to share about this election. I find myself screaming at the TV, "JUST SHUT YOUR PRETTY MOUTH AND GO BACK TO ACTING!" It hurts to find out that some of my favorite celebs are idiots, you know?

My buddy Kelley has a point about this election. Come November, our ears will be aching from the high-pitched wailing and gnashing of teeth, as the losing party prepares themselves for their version of hell.

posted by Key on 09:43 PM | Comments (7)

"It hurts to find out that some of my favorite celebs are idiots, you know?"

Yes, I know. My beloved Dave Grohl has joined the Darkside :(

Posted by: DeAnna at August 27, 2004 10:08 PM

You call that playing ref? Just means you're a neocon rather than religious right or Bush right (Bush right is halfway between religious right and neocon).

Posted by: David Weisman at August 28, 2004 01:20 AM

I NEVER had any respect for Max Cleland. He was nothing more than a Democrat hand-puppet from his first day in the Senate.

And Recondo still believes that Cleland was fragged.

Posted by: Acidman at August 28, 2004 05:00 AM

I'm surprised the "Cleland thing" got to you. It's all a carefully calculated show on both sides. Just watch the Republican convention with the sound off. It will look remarkably like the Democratic convention did with the sound off, just as if you do an analysis of Coulter's and Moore's books on the basis of evidence and arguments presented, NOT on the positions taken, you find an amazing similarity in both the distortions and the histrionics.

Very, very few of the people in office have principled positions. It's all PR and image, photo ops and sound bites. I would say we deserve better than this, but given how few people in the US actually take their responsibilities as citizens seriously, perhaps we have indeed gotten what we deserved.

Posted by: Jack at August 28, 2004 01:10 PM

I agree about the clebrities who give their 2 cents worth. I don't know how many I've banned myself from watching their movies or listening to their music after hearing the craptrap that comes out of their mouths.

Posted by: siso at August 28, 2004 11:22 PM

Being a Vet doesn't make anyone smart. I am living proof. Getting the crap blown out of you only makes you a disabled Vet.

Posted by: James Old Guy at September 1, 2004 06:10 PM

An especially bitter one if you blow the hell out of yourself to boot.

I got sandbagged on Cleland on my town forum and called on Denny Wilson to help out. You can read about his contribution on GOC. Cleland's a crybaby and thats the name of that tune.

Posted by: Jesse at September 1, 2004 09:20 PM
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