Vote On Issues, not Founding Fathers
Okay, I admit it. I get pretty excited about Presidential elections.
I love the idea of Hilary or Barack, even though I'm still torn about which one I like better.
I love thinking about it. Even though I think it's time for a smart, strategic woman to be president, I would be equally happy to have a black president who is young and incredibly articulate.
So this election really has me on the edge of my seat, even though I keep hoping, unrealistically, that the Iraq mess will somehow end without our having to elect someone new.
I'm the sort who really enjoys the run-up to the election the best. Because by the time the primaries are over, inevitably I'm disappointed with my options, and by the time of the actual election, I'm sick of all of the candidates and the usual mudslinging.
But oh, until the primaries, it all seems so optimistic!
I watched Meet the Press this morning and thought,
Wow, the Democrats should recruit Mary Matalin to their side.
Because I just don't get it. Female republicans are like gay republicans. You must really hate yourself.
And Mary Matalin seemed like she might actually be willing to flip. She couldn't bring herself to say that Hilary would be a bad President, or that she doesn't deserve to win. What she said was, "You go, girl!" And that Hilary might be very hard to beat.
In general I think Mary is a great example of a Republican woman who has her head in the sand. She actually tried to justify the war with the excuse that Iraqis stone women to death.
Um, hey Mary? Have you noticed that Afghanistan is actually WORSE NOW FOR WOMEN than it was before we invaded? I'm sure you haven't even thought about that.
Yeah, I don't think you can pretend any of this is about liberating women.
So for all you republican Marys out there, don't fall back on this bullshit - what the Founding Fathers intended about having a small government? Bush has not exactly been a poster boy for that party line.
So get your head out of that outdated, chauvinistic textbook and vote the issues. Then at least we can agree to disagree on substance.