Guest Column by Dannyboy
Weenie of the Week:
Thanks to Not Gretchen for this one. I won'tgo into details and bore you,
so just read what she has to say on this:
Look, I'm a proud Democrat, and I don't support the President on most
things. I'd have to say I only agree with him 20% of the time. Still, he's
the freaking President. He's the most powerful man on Earth, and he's got
an incredibly busy schedule. If he took time out of his day to do something
for me, I'd definitely be there. I'd shake his hand, thank him for coming,
and get my pictue taken with him. And I don't even particularly like the
guy! But he's the President, and the office, in my opinion, demands a
certain level of respect. Not immunity from the media or blogophere or
anything like that. But if the guy does you a favor, the least you can do
is show up for him, I think.
I've heard that Thelma said there was an important vote she didn't want to
miss. Okay, fine. But what about getting with Georgie on AF1 for a quick
trip down, and then heading back to Washington with him for the vote
afterwards? Did anybody think of that? That's what makes me think Thelma
made this politial. There were other options. Look Congresswoman Drake,
you had a fundraiser with Cheney about two weeks after he shot a man in the face. I'd say your pretty attached to this Presidency, and in Virginia's
Second that's not a completely horrible thing, even now. At least it'll gt
out the hardcore Republians in this area, which outnumber the Dems. Maybe
you should just embrace the Bush Administration and hope to fire up your
base? I don't know.
So (I can't believe I'm saying this) I think the President of the United
States deserved a little more respect than he got. And it's amazing that
somebody like Thelma, a strong supporter of the President, wouldn't even
show up for a fundraiser he was holding for her. Thelma gets this week's
Feel free to flame below.
P.S.: Honorable Mention to Alice Marshall for this beauty:
I think it was taken down. Oh well.