Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I never thought I'd agree with Jonah Goldberg on anything but...

There's this:
I have concluded the best way to deal with the election roller coaster is to commit yourself to cocktail hour.
So that's OK.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Quick Courses in World Leadership

How about these apples?
U.S. presidential candidate Sen. John McCain may take his running mate Sarah Palin to the United Nations next week, U.N. officials said on Tuesday, to give her the chance to meet a few world leaders... The Wall Street Journal cited an unnamed Republican strategist as saying a visit to the United Nations would boost the Alaska governor's foreign policy credentials.
Seriously? Is this really what they're reduced to? The deal is that she's never met a foreign leader. So going on a civics field trip with Grampa John is suddenly going to make her a foreign policy guru? It's good to know. Now I can fulfill my dream of being a zoologist by taking a trip to the San Diego Zoo. Hey, all the animals are there, what more do you need to know?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The woman from the Arizona delegation....

When casting the delegation vote, she referred to John McCain as a "native son of Arizona". Well, I think to be a native son, you have to be a native. And John McCain's not a native son of Arizona:
McCain was born in 1936 at Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone... His family... followed his father to various naval postings in the United States and the Pacific... In 1951, his family settled in Northern Virginia... McCain retired from the Navy on April 1, 1981 [and] moved to Arizona.
That's at the age of 44. Most definitions of native revolve around birth or origin. Just sayin'.