Friday, August 29, 2008

Smart ....

McCain just announced Gov. Palin as his running mate. Good move.

While there is no chance in hell that I would vote for McCain, I have been afraid of him because he doesn't piss me off. In the past he's had sensible policies dealing with immigration, and abortion. Because of this I was afraid that he might be able to earn a win by attracting the centrist voters. Now it gets worse.

I believe that had Hillary decided not to run for president this year, we would not be seeing a female VP candidate for a major party. This Republican VP choice seems to be an attempt to (1) gain Hillary voters focussed in women's issues and (2) gain support with the conservative base. Palin has a strong anti-abortion record and no woman would dare criticize her given that she has a child with downs syndrome but still chose against abortion.

The media frenzy from this announcement has all but erased the headline coverage of Obama's historic speech last night when he accepted the nomination.

Good move.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I have done this!



I am still having a hard time balancing between work and school. For one thing, I am wearing a tie to class way too often.

I really need to get into a routine. It won't be this week because of the holiday. The next few days also seem to be packed with many social activities. Fun.