McCain/Obama: Compare & Contrast

Found in the comments section on THR.com:

  • Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.
  • Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you’re well grounded.
  • If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran’s Affairs committees, you don’t have any real leadership experience.
  • If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you’re qualified to become the country’s second highest ranking executive.
  • If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you’re not a real Christian.
  • If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you’re a Christian.
  • If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
  • If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, With no other option in sex education in your state’s school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant , you’re very responsible.

OK, much clearer now.

I Wonder If It Was Anything Like “Boat Trip”?

Here’s a great article by a British reporter who endured a NeoCon vacation cruise. My favorite quote:

I ask – Mr Starr, do you feel ashamed that, as Osama bin Laden plotted to murder American citizens, you brought the American government to a stand-still over a few consensual blow jobs?

The answer is (not surprisingly) not as good as the question, but the article is well worth your time.

How To Refute “Cut & Run”

Warning: I voted for Kerry. I think Bush is bad. Duh.

Here’s my new fave way to answer accusations of “cut & run”: Stop stalking Iraq… you can’t make him love you.

Think about it… the “stay the course” crowd is trying to change Iraq, just like that girlfriend back in college tried to change you. You know, that girlfriend. The one that wouldn’t stop calling? The one who showed up at 3am and woke up all your housemates? The one who said, “I’ll make you love me!”

It didn’t work for her, and it won’t work for us. Iraq likes us, but only as a friend. We’re stalking Iraq, and it’s just not gonna work out.