Monthly Archives: August 2008

Not again

I just feel sick. I can remember when we evacuated for Hurricane Floyd, years ago. It’s quite a feeling to leave your home, not knowing what you’ll return to. My heart’s with the Gulf Coast right now.

Not "experienced enough" to lead

From a politician with the same level of experience as Obama: We can succeed only by concert. It is not “can any of us imagine better?” but, “can we all do better?” The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise […]

Of biblical proportions

Would it be wrong to pray for diarrhea? (in response to the infamous — and failed — prayer request for rain by Focus on the Family] via (where one commenter wrote, “the Lord moves in mysterious ways”) EDIT: a blogger at Kos puts it this way (regarding the first call for rain): Yes, that was […]

‘What is it exactly that the VP does every day?’

Not a good quote to have floating around when you’re suddenly the Republican VP pick: Responses I’ve read today: McCain has met her twice. Twice. (okay, three times, including today!) From feministing: “Republicans are more open to a certain type of woman — one who is strongly against things like equal pay, universal health care, […]

What he said:

CNN’s Jack Cafferty: All we have heard from John McCain for months is, “Barack Obama is too young. Barack Obama is too inexperienced to be commander-in-chief. Who do you want answering the phone in the White House at three a.m.? Blah, blah, blah.” So what does McCain do? He picks someone to be his running […]

That was easy

McBush just won the election for Obama with his VP choice, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin. She’s under investigation for a ethics breach, possesses very little experience, is a creationism advocate, voted against same-sex partner benefits, is an active member of “Feminists for Life,” and has zero name recognition outside of Karl Rove-ites, etc. How considerate […]

About that "lack of experience" argument

From Al Gore’s speech, earlier in the evening: “A century and a half ago, when America faced our greatest trial, the end of one era gave way to the birth of another. The candidate who emerged victorious in that election is now regarded by most historians as our greatest president. Before he entered the White […]