Now, down to brass tacks:
- Republicans! If you think this election is going to be about gas prices and oil drilling, you’re sadly mistaken. Speaking as a member of the middle class, the lower middle class, let me assure you that we’re not as concerned about gas prices as we are this country’s course in the global view. We want to be seen as a world power that is concerned and compassionate about the state of affairs for all countries, not imperialistic thugs who are merely concerned with how to fuel our SUV. This, of course, leads me to oil drilling. We’d much rather be focused on better, newer, cleaner, and renewable energy. Look in the dictionary under solar and/or wind. We’d rather save the environment for our grandchildren than have it all mucked up with derricks and spills.
- Media! We’re not concerned about Bristol Palin’s unborn baby. The point is that her mother and John McCain have pushed for abstinence-only sex education in this country and that is unfair and unreasonable to all teenagers, particularly ones in Bristol Palin’s condition. Maybe if they’d had better education, there wouldn’t be this need to drag the poor girl through the mud. Some people want to be celebrities whose every move is dissected, e.g. Paris Hilton, but I’m sure that Ms. Palin would’ve been content to live her ordinary life without 24 hour media attention.
- Democrats! So far, so good. Don’t screw it up! I wasn’t necessarily thrilled with Joe Biden as choice for VP, but now that I’ve seen him in interviews with Barack Obama, I think he might just be the right man for the job. But, when you win, don’t be idiots and merely maintain the status quo. You’ve championed the idea of change, and we want to see it! I know that a lot of things are “campaign promises,” but there’d better be change for the better…otherwise you’re going to hear it from those of us who get screwed.
- Republicans! And another thing! You haven’t cornered the market on churches and families. My family thinks you’re a bunch of morons and I know many families that don’t fit your “Stepford” mold who think you’re idiots too. As well, I belong to a church that doesn’t subscribe to your agenda of hate, so that’s at least one church you don’t have either.
In other news, I’m writing this in new Google Chrome, which is awesome. I also started my “couch-to-5K” regimen last night and it went well. Finally, Go Boston Red Sox!
See you in the funny papers!