Upon reflection, legislatures are pretty dull places, I’d get sick of that pretty quick. I’d be happier behind the scenes putting words in other people’s mouths.
Like putting them in Barak Obama's mouth. Having no basis of substance on which to criticize Mr. Obama, the Republican ticket is reduced to delivering the smear du jour over and over again, preaching to the converted at party rallies because no one else is listening anymore. This week the smear of choice is: Obama went to a tea party with a radical! The Obama camp’s response seems to be that at the time, Obama was not aware of the radical’s political views. This is a lot like Bill Clinton saying that he had indeed “smoked” reefer, but he had never inhaled. It just sounds unlikely and silly, and it only makes matters worse. Who came up with Obama’s response? Fire that person.
Here’s my idea: Yes, I went to that party, and I knew who the host was too. But it was not about him and me. It was about the good of the city of Chicago. There were thirty people at the party. We were meeting to brainstorm ways to improve the lives of the people of Chicago. I’m glad that I went to that party, a lot of good came from it. Now can we go back to discussing our plans to help the American people in these challenging times.
I got a million of ‘em.