By W R Jones
These miserable politicians, from both sides of the aisle, use every available opportunity to dump leaves in their neighbor’s yard rather than rake their own. If I were king I would take them all out and shoot them down like dogs.
I watched about 3 minutes of last week’s Palin, Biden debate before I came to my senses, shut it off, and stared at the ceiling as a more productive alternative. A woman at the gym insisted I should watch it. I told her I would try but I didn’t think it would be worthwhile.
My first problem with this style of debate was having questions the debaters did not get ahead of time. And, what was the first thing I heard? The moderator proudly announcing she was the only one who knew the questions in advance, WHOOPIE, aren’t you the smart one.
What is the point of unexpected questions? This is not a high school debate contest. The president does not have 2 minutes to solve national problems. He/she has a staff of experts. And these people mostly really are experts in their fields. However, the problems are so complex that real experts disagree on cause and effect of various actions. Let us have a debate where they know questions in advance and can come up real possible solutions or approaches anyway, instead of “I will make things good – they will make things bad.”
All you hear is two children bickering over who will have to do the dishes. MOM, he did bad things. No, MOM, it wasn’t me it was the other fellow. MOM, do I have to do dishes tonight, it is his turn. He is lying again, it is his turn.
If I were moderator I would not let a candidate mention the competitor either in a positive or negative manner. As soon as the words were out of their mouth I would cut them off and give that speaking time to the other person. I WANT to hear how YOU are going to SOLVE the problem not what the other person has done in the past.
So what do we want in a president? I want only two characteristics – intelligence and common sense. This can be found in black, white, yellow, male or female. They can be actors, doctors, bus drivers, or housewifes. There is some doubt as to how a person of any intelligence would want this president job but I guess it could be some sort of genetic abberation.
This business of requiring experience is pure bullshit. The experiece the politicians speak of is compromising with the other sleasebags on how to split up the pork barrel.
I’m starting a series of leaves I find in the street. I’ve often started a series in the past but my raging ADD has stopped it in its tracks. I only get the first done (OK, started) before my next harebrained painting concept crowds it out. Thus I have a painting collection the mathematicians might call “points” or “singularities”. If I could just manage 2 paintings in a series I could have a “line”.
And me – I’m voting for Sarah – twice. I know beauty when I see it.