A couple of interesting politics related bits that passed through my field of vision today.
First, a clip from this Sunday's Face the Nation in which GOP Rep. Heather Wilson stands up for Palin/McCain's assault on Obama's patriotism (via TalkLeft):
As BTD puts it:
We all know McCain and the Republicans are not un-American so they must be in agreement with the Bush Administration's actions of the past 8 years. So it is official, McCain and the Republicans are running on the accomplishments of the George W. Bush Administration.So much for "change," huh?
Second, as we drive on towards the election next month, there will be folks who decide not to vote at all, often on the theory that it won't make a difference, they're all the same, etc. One of jedi jawa's coworkers sends out a "Thought of the Day" every day and today's addressed that very position:
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - PlatoIn other words, if you're not gonna' vote then quit yer bitchin'. Probably sounds classier in Greek.