Thursday, September 2, 2004


" Throughout his political career Bush has adamantly denied that he got a Guard pilot spot through preferential treatment. That, despite the fact Bush was jumped ahead of a nationwide waiting list of 100,000 Guard applicants, while achieving the lowest possible passing grade on his pilot aptitude test for would-be fliers, and listing"none" as his background qualifications."

Ben Barnes, the former lieutenant governor of Texas, claims to have pulled strings to get George W. Bush (along with other young men from wealthy families) into the Texas National Guard in 1968. He will be the focus of an upcoming story on 60 minutes this week.

Swift Boat Veterans? Pshaw. Let's see if anybody cares though.

Also, is Alan Keyes part of some social experiment that the Republican Party is conducting? Even the republicans don't want anything to do with him! They would have better to just concede the Illinois Senate seat to Obama and try the next time around but instead we have crazy old Keyes running around calling gay people selfish hedonists. (Of course a lot of people in the party probably agree with him- they're just not saying it out loud.) The people at the RNC this week are trying so hard to make people believe they are moderates and Keyes is spitting in their faces! It amuses me, and frankly I need something to be amused at after hearing this week that the Republican party's new platform calls not only for a ban on gay marriage but is against civil unions and any legal right for gay partners as well. Plus, before the ink is even dry on this documnet they start parading Rudy Giuliani and Arnold around like they are even close to being an accurate representation of what the party stands for. And they said the Democrats we're being deceptively optimistic and patriotic at their convention? Honestly, I haven't been able to stomach any of the convention coverage this week, although I've done a lot of reading about it. I know I really should watch since I watched the DNC last month but honestly, at this point there is really nothing anybody, anywhere could ever see to make me vote for Bush. I think somebody would have to tell me that Kerry eats babies in order for me to even consider rethinking my decision. (And don't you think somebody right now is trying to spin something Kerry once said into "He wants to eat babies!) So I will continue to run and hide in the bedroom when Jason turns on the convention again tonight, sticking my fingers in my ears and singing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" until it's safe to come out again- or at least until it's time to watch The Daily Show.

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