Monday, August 13, 2007
Random Monday Musings-
When I heard the headline this morning about Karl Rove quitting, my first thought was "because he needs to spend more time with his family, huh?", and no more than five seconds later the newsreader confirmed that, yes indeed, the Rovester does feel he has to spend more time with his family.
I wonder how his family feels about that?
But does anybody out there really think, just because Rove managed to pick a sweet spot between investigations & indictments to officially "leave" the White House, that he's really leaving the Bush Administration? If so, I've got a (still-standing) bridge to sell you.
Speaking of bridges, here's a serious question- according to the President, spending more money is not the answer to fixing the country's crumbling bridges or schools. Instead, the answer is increased competition, and "smarter" ways of spending. But no more money. Can we take that paradigm and quote it to the giant oil companies next time they insist that they need ever-increasing tax breaks to build refineries or search for oil?
And if giving the people choice about what school to attend will result in better schools, why not apply the same logic to cable company franchises?
If you were given a choice today of driving a dump truck across a 50-year-old bridge, going up in the Space Shuttle or working in a coal mine, wouldn't you rather be Lindsay Lohan's rehab counselor?
Mitt Romney has spent the last six years and millions of dollars campaigning in Iowa and got 5000 votes out of it. Isn't that the same sort of victory that's destroying the army in Iraq?
Speaking of the Mittster and the Army, I hope nobody missed his statment last week that his five sons' work on his Presidential campaign is just as much of a personal service to America as that made by the men and women fighting and dying in Iraq. I'm not making any further comment on that, it's just something to think about.
I can solve the illegal immigration problem by tomorrow- just declare that anyone who wants to come here and work hard and pay taxes is welcome to do so. I mean, hey, I know that's a radical, fruit-loopy idea, but what the Hell. And don't start about immigrants having to learn English first- when George Bush starts speaking the language properly, then maybe I'll discuss the issue.
Is David Beckham ever actually going to play a game in this country, or did he just come to America to give his wife a shot at a Hollywood reality show?
Is there any better summertime sandwich than one made from fresh basil, goat cheese and home-grown tomatoes so fresh that they're still screaming as you bite into them? I don't think so...