Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Two on Tuesday
I had the truck out front and ready to rock at precisely 5:32 AM yesterday morning. Two minutes behind my wife's rigid schedule. According to CRUM time, I was thirteen minutes early. I was sure I would feel her awesome wrath though when I mentioned we would have to stop for fuel before we hit the airport. But thank you Jesus, the station I chose was giving gas away at $3.52/gallon. My wife was so distracted over that small pleasure, my salvation and reprieve was had at the bargain price of twenty cents a gallon. Forget any harsh words I may have uttered in recent days about Big Oil and their greedy ways. They came through this morning. I promise to not say anything disrespectful about them for at least the next 4 hours.
I deposited my darling wife at the Manchester Airport at 7:45 AM. We were on time, leaving her plenty of time to stress and fret while she had her bags and shoes checked for dangerous materials. I was grateful that for once I was not the target of her opportunistic temper that finds it's way to the surface when she feels under the gun.
I figured I would label this "Mission Accomplished" in honor of GW Bush as he stood on that carrier wearing the flight duds. Just like W, I sit here now bragging about getting part of it right. I still have to successfully pick my sweet significant other up at the Manchester Airport on Friday. The last time did not go down as smoothly as I wanted. It certainly did not go down smoothly enough to suit her.
The Fundamentals are Sound
Senator McCain just keeps reinforcing my decision to take my vote elsewhere. Yesterday as several Wall Street giants collapsed under the weight of their own greed, John's first comment in the morning was "The fundamentals are still sound". Later that day and only after Obama slammed him hard about his statement, John decided to amend his previous statement by saying the economy was indeed sick and needed some help.
So today Senator McCain on the Today show backtracked once again. He is back feeling the "fundamentals are sound" again. Only now he says the fundamentals he meant are the American workers. Oh I see Senator. We were supposed to know that yesterday. Sorry I misunderstood you. Every thing's okay now.
I do not remember ever watching a pol who was this bad at flip flopping or did it so many times in twenty four hours. The issues being flip flopped around are one thing. We expect and seem to almost look forward to this tendency in our leaders. It is McCain's inept handling of this, the lies even Karl Rove found over the top,his irresponsible pick of a VP running mate, and his born again Republicanism that make me not trust him to be a President for the people. He has lost any good will I had for him. Ten years ago I would have voted him in. I am wondering if he might not even become a worse president than W. I was sure that we had reached the bottom of the barrel with W. Apparently, there is another one down there looking to show us how low they can go.