Twenty Nine Days.
Can anyone even remember when we were NOT in this election cycle? What is that Chinese curse: " May you live in interesting times?" I would so choose slow and dull,but that is just me.
Senator McCain and Sarah-get-your-gun are out on the trail throwing everything AND the kitchen sink at Senator Obama, the things some people will do to win. It is getting to the point where it is just unseemly, That coming from a die hard Clintonista, who you know, are known for that. My brand new , close to all consuming pet peeve is journalistic passivism. I guess it was triggered by the usually wonderful Gwin Ifill the other night.
Why? Why on so called news shows, are talking heads, from EITHER SIDE, allowed to come on and just spew forth! No , follow up, no "prove it" , no questions. Is it the fault of the bloggers/internets? Here we can say ANYTHING AT ANYTIME, but this is pure opinion, not even anything close to facts here. Is it the fault of news shows having to be entertainment, keep it moving , keep it happy, go go go go, unbutton one more button on that blouse, bigger hair!
I can understand that in a post GWB world the news organizations are afraid of going to far on either side, because they will be frozen out of the white house, but so what?
ASK QUESTIONS ! Demand that Governor Palin do a press conference, OR do not follow her campaign anymore. You have a choice , Senator McCain, Gov. Palin does an hour with Barbara Walters, or you get news blackout.
I read the somewhere the other day that a political campaign is a VERY extended job interview. SO, who gets to walk into an interview and tell you future employer which questions he is to ask OR which ones you will answer. Demand the truth about Senator McCain's health, he as seemed very erratic lately, and we as his future employers need to know. Ask a question, and wait for an answer. What a concept.