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28 September 2008 @ 03:05 am
At least I'm not planning to sell my house for a good decade or more  
Have I mentioned lately that I am really excited to be alive right now? I've been listening to NPR and the BBC nearly non-stop for the last week, riveted by the international debate on America's financial meltdown. Armchair economist LaGizma much prefers dialog between our senators and representatives to overly detailed coverage of a silly horserace. I am energized and excited by Speaker Pelosi, Senator Harry Reid, Senator Chris Dodd, Senator Richard Shelby, Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Mike Enzi, and others.

(Speaking of which, the publicity stunt of the senator who decided to suspend his campaign failed. The American public is smart enough to realize that the two of you have missed so many votes you aren't on any of the relevant committees to influence this process. The candidates should be at the debate, and the public should be watching the debate, and no one should read another poll as long as they shall live.)

The shrubjr administration scribbled a three-page draft of a blank check and demanded that congress rubber stamp it. They've done such a good job running the country the last 8 years that we should definitely hand over "non-reviewable" powers and remove checks and balances, right?

Mid-week, I heard a journalist talk about how he sought out economists with different viewpoints for his coverage. Guess what? He couldn't find a single one who viewed the shrubjr proposal positively!!
 
 
 
Yes, Jack Shoegazer!: Political/Bushitlerjackshoegazer on September 28th, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
That whole "non-reviewable bit" is hilarious. I should have kept count how many times this president has made me say,"What?! Really? You have *got* to be kidding me?!"
quirkytizzyquirkytizzy on September 28th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
I, too, am feeling that sense of taut excitement about being alive - and it's politics that's done it!
Blozorblozor on September 28th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
I've been saying for years that the only executive experience Bush has had prior to politics was being handed a company by his father and running it into the ground, and that he was going to do the exact same for our country. Vindication feels so nice.
Blozorblozor on September 28th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Jacquelyn: antarcticlust for obamaantarcticlust on September 29th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
The debate was so telling to me. I don't think it will influence the Right very much, but I do think it will make a big difference to centrists and undecided Independents. Foreign Policy was supposed to be McCain's strong point, and so I really can't wait to see how he does on the Domestic Policy debate!