Thursday, December 04, 2008

When it Comes to Politics, Best Put Your Head in the Sand

When it comes to politics, if you think I've had my head in the sand lately, you would be so correct. The next President is being hailed with fanatical enthusiasm and a belief that his talents and skills are better than any leader in history, ever. Those cartoon pictures that feature Barack-in-a-manger aren't far from the mark. Despite my grave doubts, I would be very happy if he were to fulfill the promise that his supporters believe he has and prove to be the best President ever, but I am pretty sure that his brilliance ends at soaring rhetoric.

To add insult to injury is the talk of a pardon for George Ryan. No one has done more to advance the cause of extirpating the Republican party in Illinois than Ryan, and the punishment meted out to him was light for his misdeeds. Ryan's criminal acts sickened the average rank and file Illinois Republican, and brought great dishonor to Illinois, who sent America's first Republican President Abraham Lincoln to Washington under its banner. See TA's blog for details.

Meanwhile, the Obama birth certificate controversy rages on. There are a number of differing stories in his family where Barack first saw the light of day. While I assumed the birth certificate issue had more to do with his parent's marriage, the information trend is not good.


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