I’ve long been a firm believer that we should truly strive for “one man (sic), one vote,” but maybe this whole electoral college thing actually makes sense somehow, kinda like a good judge telling a bad jury that their verdict to hang the guy just doesn’t fly.
In our local paper this morning, there was a reply to a previous letter saying, “I can’t believe what’s-her-name says she won’t vote for Kerry because his wife told someone to ‘shove it,’ when we all know that Cheney told a US senator to ‘****’ himself, and Bush himself called a reporter an ‘a******.'”
Excuse me??? H-e-l-l-o-o-o, is this thing on? Is that your brain on drugs? What’s the matter with you people?
If you’re choosing my next president based solely on whether or not they said a word that you have to spell in asterisks, we don’t need for you to vote.
No, really. I’m serious.
Even some of my favorite commentators are getting sucked into these distractions. I mean, Doonesbury this week is focusing on the bulge in Bush’s jacket? Even Kerry is disappointing me by focusing all of his rhetoric on the missing 380 tons of high-power explosives. If 380 tons can suddenly turn up missing, just imagine how many other tons there must be!
But let’s focus for a moment on the real issues. What about:
- Foreign Policy?
- Domestic Policy?
- Human Rights?
- The Economy?
- Health Care?
- Social Services?
Grow the **** up.