Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sarah....Where Exactly Are the Un-American Parts of the Country??

According to the Washington Post, Gov. Sarah Palin "made a point of mentioning that she loved to visit the 'pro-America' areas of the country, of which North Carolina is one. No word on which states she views as unpatriotic."

I think voters really need to hear her list of which parts of the country are against America before election day!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Esquire Endorses Obama

My 2nd favorite magazine, Esquire, has endorsed Barack Obama. Here is a link to the editorial, or you can click on the title above:

The opening line is my favorite: We thought this election would be a serious fight over the future of this country, but only one candidate showed up.

And here is part of their concluding statement:

There is no evidence at all that anything will change under a President John McCain, who has already identified Roberts and Alito as his beau ideals of Supreme Court justices. He has made brave noises about torture and the extraconstitutional prerogatives of the executive, but President Bush and his men went on and did what they wanted anyway, and McCain walked away, begging for votes from fundamentalists who hate him, meeping his displeasure in ways that were barely audible. The virus will gestate and spread on his watch, all throughout the federal government. Bushism must be ripped out, root and branch, everywhere it has been established, or else the presidential election of 2008 is a worthless exercise in futility. Barack Obama may not be the man to do it, but John McCain, for all his laudable qualities, clearly is neither willing nor able to do so.

The New Yorker Endorses Obama

My favorite magazine, the New Yorker, has endorsed Barack Obama in its most recent issue. Here is a link to the entire editorial (or you can click on the title above):

However, I will share with you their concluding paragraph:

[The election of Obama] could not help but say something encouraging, even exhilarating, about the country, about its dedication to tolerance and inclusiveness, about its fidelity, after all, to the values it proclaims in its textbooks. At a moment of economic calamity, international perplexity, political failure, and battered morale, America needs both uplift and realism, both change and steadiness. It needs a leader temperamentally, intellectually, and emotionally attuned to the complexities of our troubled globe. That leader’s name is Barack Obama.