Great Article from the editors of the New Yorker
The Choice

Twice today I have had a similar conversation with two separate people regarding the next president. Both times had the same outcome.

I am not ‘Joe Six Pack’
I am not a ‘Good Ol’ Boy’
I am not ‘Down Home’
I think saying ‘Gee Golly’ makes you sound like a moron
I think saying ‘gosh darnit’ makes you sound like a repressed moron
I do not want to sit down with my president and have a beer

I WANT my president to be highly educated
I WANT my president to speak eloquently
I WANT my president to be respected by the international elite
I WANT my president to be even tempered and thoughtful

We’ve had eight long and horrible years of morons in Washington. We need some one smart and serious in there. A man that will think first, ask the hard questions, and then as needed wield the stick. We do not need another gun slinging hothead and his trusty yet shady sidekick. A man of the people does not need to relate to the people on a personal level, a man of the people has to do what is right for the people as a whole.

I do hope that my choice does turn out to be the right choice.

  1. #1 by penners on October 9, 2008 5:55 pm - 5:55 pm

    I totally agree.

  2. #2 by OneManConga on October 9, 2008 8:44 pm - 8:44 pm

    “We’ve had eight long and horrible years of morons in Washington”.

    The chap your plumping for and his co-chum are included in your statment?

  3. #3 by RnR on October 10, 2008 12:54 pm - 12:54 pm

    Yes they are. I consider them the lesser of two evils. I’d rather have Barrack and Joe instead of McCrazy and his gun toting sidekick Palin

  4. #4 by OneManConga on October 11, 2008 5:33 pm - 5:33 pm

    Point taken.

    I was recently very dissapointed with the Republican side of Washington during the “bailout bid” story.

    1) 700 billion Bailout bid – Democrats vote yes, Republicans vote no “far too expensive, government meddling in private sector, think of the tax increase” etc.

    2) Upped to 840 billion to include some nice pork for the wavering voters. Bill now passed.

    Whether one thinks the bailout bid was the right thing to do (I’m leaning no but that’s irrelevant), it becomes obvious how one gets a motion passed in Washington.

  5. #5 by Weesa on October 17, 2008 6:25 pm - 6:25 pm

    Very eloquent, R&R. Keep it up.

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