Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Single-Minded Issue?

I have had the joy, the unimaginable pleasure, the inexpressible bliss of commuting approximately 70 miles each morning for the new job. It’s grand, I tell you, this bonus hour-and-a-half of silent contemplation in rush hour gridlock. But all kidding aside, it is grand. I’ve become enamored with the Laura Ingraham show, absolutely in love with a pundit who packs a somewhat gentler punch than Ann Coulter (not much gentler, mind you) and is perhaps more intelligible and certainly more palatable for it.

Anyway, I get to rock out to AM radio every morning from 7:00 to 8:30, at least for the time being, and what I’m learning is twofold:

1. The right wing is fanatically focused on the single “life issue” as far as this election is concerned… or at least CNN would paint us as such.

2. Barack Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is, in fact, not all that charming, nor is he particularly charismatic off-teleprompter. It’s quite sad.

There’s more to learn, and I have no doubt my latest favorite blonde idol will enlighten me in the days and weeks to come, but in the meantime, I’ll ponder the above-mentioned, profound points in my heart, contemplating the majesty and the mystery of a political system that could spawn a presumptive presidential candidate who has a pay grade above which certain issues cannot – or will not – be addressed. Oh , and for the record, it’s boxer briefs. Thank you, Mr. Obama, for cutting to the chase and giving the American public the pertinent facts about your ideologies, your political background, and your (ahem) experience … these are the factors we’ll be carefully weighing at the polls come November.

We wouldn’t want to be single issue voters, after all. Particularly when that one, single issue might just be above everyone’s pay grade.

And that’s kind of the point.

1 comment:

  1. I should be doing homework but...I couldn't resist. I saw a news article that said that Obama was losing women voters and I had to write you...Apparently, it wasn't enough to advertize his boxer type, ha ha!!


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