April 29, 2008

Three Wright Turns Equals One Left Turn

With apologies to Three Dog Night, here's a .., um ..., transcript of Senator Obama's press conference today:

Jeremiah's left my agog,
Was a good friend of mine.
I never understood a single word he said,
But I helped him a-think his whine.
And he always had some mighty fine whine.
Singing, joy to the world!
All the boys and girls, now,
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea,
Joy to you and me!

If I were the King of the world,
Tell you what I'd do.
I'd throw away the cars, the dollars and the wars,
And demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. [I] will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.

Sorry, Michele Obama sort of took over at the end there.

I like Senator Obama, though I'll never vote for anyone quite as statist or as immersed and gullible concerning Marxist policy prescriptions as I believe him to be. While I remain convinced he is just another politician, especially one out of Chicago, he does seem less slimy and substantially more decent than most. I'd actually like having him as a neighbor, which isn't true of most politicians I've ever met.

Why Senator Obama needs to do anything with Rev. Wright other than disassociating himself from him is beyond me. "Disowning" Rev. Wright is a rather odd turn of phrase since he never owned him or his words before. But Senator Obama has kept some strange company and that must be a consideration in how he is judged when it comes to electing him as President.

While I'm on point, I heard Cult of Personality by Living Colour yesterday and Senator Obama was all I could think of as it played. The cult of personality being built up around Senator Obama ought to make everyone squirm just a little, given the rather sordid history of the those who haved formed the basis of cults of personality.

Enough rambling. Regardless, I'd rather see a President Obama than a President Clinton. The goodwill generated internationally by a President Obama, however unfair or misplaced, would have some value, whereas all we'd get from a President Clinton is four, or eight, more years of people like Paul Begala and James Carville in the halls of power. I can't say I'm happy to get a President McCain, but what are you gonna do?

Too bad the Democrat's convention isn't in Chicago this summer. We could all relive the Summer of Love one more time. After all, it's been literally a few days since someone has wanted to relive the 60's all over again, man.

Posted by Charles Austin at April 29, 2008 06:39 PM

Perhaps it is because I'm currently reading Churchill's The Gathering Storm, the first volume of his work Second World War, and I'm on the chapter recounting Munich in '38, but I think an Obama presidency will put us on a significantly more dangerous path. On the other hand, I really want to see the end of Clinton as a viable political name. On the other (other) hand, I would really have to hold my nose to vote for the presumptive GOP nominee, but, as you say, what are you gonna do?

I'm reading more buzz of McCain choosing Bobby Jindal as his running mate. I really like Jindal, but I'm hoping he says in LA for awhile longer. I'm thinking it would be very beneficial in another 4 years to be able to point to a successful, revitalized, post-Katrina LA achieved via more conservative governmental policies than have Jindal tied to the policies of a McCain administration.

Posted by: Jon at 10:06 AM