Monday, September 29, 2008
Ramblings of a Diseased Mind
It's not fair, I tell you! Last Wednesday I awoke feeling crappy, and so I took the day off from work in the hopes of nipping it in the bud. It worked...or so I thought. Thursday and Friday I felt great. Then, Saturday morning broke with me feeling like ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag. Sunday I had to run the sound board for a show in St. Pete, but I remained as sedentary as I could before and after in the hopes of knocking this crud out before today. Alas, I feel even worse this morning, and there is too much to do at work for me to take another day off. Oh well, at least there's Pseudophedrine.
In political news, I am starting to think that this economic crisis we find ourselves in genuinely took Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue by surprise. Usually the responses to crises seem far too measured and rehearsed for me to believe that they were truly unforeseen. This time I see real fear in the eyes of the politicos. What further convinces me is that the bail out plan actually seems to be a bi-partisan attempt to keep the nation afloat, and most of the lack of accountability that had me truly worried last week has been weeded out. Who'd a thunk that our government would do something right?
As for Sarah Palin, when even Katie Couric can fluster her, it's no wonder that the McCain camp are shielding her from the press. Here's a transcript of part of Couric's interview:
Couric: You've said, quote, "John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business." Other than supporting stricter regulations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac two years ago, can you give us any more example of his leading the charge for more oversight?
Palin: I think that the example that you just cited, with his warnings two years ago about Fannie and Freddie - that, that's paramount. That's more than a heck of a lot of other senators and representatives did for us.
Couric: But he's been in Congress for 26 years. He's been chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee. And he has almost always sided with less regulation, not more.
Palin: He's also known as the maverick though, taking shots from his own party, and certainly taking shots from the other party. Trying to get people to understand what he's been talking about - the need to reform government.
Couric: But can you give me any other concrete examples? Because I know you've said Barack Obama is a lot of talk and no action. Can you give me any other examples in his 26 years of John McCain truly taking a stand on this?
Palin: I can give you examples of things that John McCain has done, that has shown his foresight, his pragmatism, and his leadership abilities. And that is what America needs today.
Couric: I'm just going to ask you one more time - not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation.
Palin: I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you.
You can see the entire interview here.
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Ok, time to try to become semi-human. Peace out, y'all.