The debates linger...
Re: George Bush
Sat, 11 Nov 2000 22:25:11 -0600
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RE:>>I really think it says it all that Gore cannot win the vote from
Yes, and there is also a lot of truth to the phrase, "some people don't
the brains that God gave a monkey". How could you NOT vote for
son"? Morons. Like anybody else on the ballot would
do more for their state
than the candidate from their own state? And I don't care whether
Democratic or Republic--to not vote for your favorite son shows either
incredible ignorance or an inexplicable predisposition toward committing
political suicide. Now of course, I will open myself up
for the tongue
lashing of a lifetime by our friends in Tennessee (who didn't vote
Gore?), but I'm just saying it would be a cold day in Hell before I
see the brilliance in supporting the candidate from my home state.
(For those who tire quickly of my long dissertations... you may want
hit the delete key at this juncture...)
I do believe that old George was holding his own on this Florida vote
until the major faux pax I just heard on the news tonight--petitioning
court for injunctive relief to prohibit a manual recount of the votes
Palm Beach County?). Why would you NOT want to allow the actual
votes to be
tallied at this point? Bad move. Incredibly stupid move.
The longer this
goes on, the higher the probably that one of these two will make a
mistake, committing hari kari or opening mouth and inserting foot--crosswise.
This may have just happened. We will have to wait and see...
but there is no
doubt in my mind that George just blinked... and made a major mistake.
As for the interesting quotes by GWB, I'm sure someone could come up
whole bunch of stupid stuff that Al said. In fact, he may have
the upper hand
on impromtu bloopers. But we're not trying to elect the most
speaker, we're trying to elect a President. They don't have to
be smart but
they do have to be excellent at leading, and being smart enough to
themselves wth brilliant people in their administation. And these
be able to tolerate a President's occassional foot-in-mouth tendencies
get them to NOT talk in public, so that we can see them as the brilliant
polished people that their cabinets, and the American people need them
We DON't want them to be human. We want them to be larger than
press secretaries--now there is another matter.--these are the people
to be polished speakers and must be both quick on their feet, and witty.
read all of those statements of GWB's and ....
...it was not the bloopers that GW would say from time to time that
cast my vote away from him. It was his statement in one
debate that he was a
"pragmatist"; that HIS way to help cure the oil crisis was to extract
from the Alaskan oil fields. I wanted him to say that the money
that we might
expend to increase the oil production in Alaska should be directed
toward "new research into alternative fuels, into new energy conservation
plans, and into science and new research programs in our schools and
universities". And, "if the current, properous oil companies
won't do the
research, then the Federal Government will find Universities who will".
Unfortunately, the private sector is bound by Wall Street to limit
investment that won't produce a quick ROI.
No matter how great the world's oil reserves, it is still a finite quantity.
What we need to do is find new technologies that will enable development
hydrogen or solar energy-powered cars, not ways to make the big gas
even more profitable over the short term. I was undecided
until that point
but that statement lost my vote. Now I'll sit back and take my
this list) for confessing my voting sin. However,
I DO believe that I did
enough research on the candidates to feel good about my vote.
Thanks to Bob
Axemear for posting that URL about campaign contributions and their
well. A review of that material also helped to convince me that
I would defect
from my registered party for my vote, at least the Presidential level.
vote for a number of other republicans.
The electoral college is antiquated and needs to be scrapped.
Let the popular
vote elect our president, just as the popular vote elects all other
officials. Here is an interesting site with a review
of what is going on in
the Federal Government to help reduce costs and increase effectiveness
Old Bill may
have been one really blatant womanizer, but what he lacked in common
moral fiber he made up for with his brilliance in other areas.
many of YOUR friends know that there are multiple meanings to the word
Now, about those Hostas...
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