It's grey and rainy here today, so I hunkered in for a little TV before game 3 of the World Series - a little more TV.
Over on CNN they were following the McCain campaign. Sarah Palin was in Albuquerque, New Mexico speaking in front of a crowd that was expected to be much bigger.
Behind her, crazy supporters chanted "Drill, Baby Drill" and "Mine, Baby Mine". Besides the obvious reasons, I won't vote for those two nitwits because of the antiquated thinking of having to drill for our freedom and reliance on fossil fuels. It's the same reason I cringe every time McCain brings up investing in Nuclear power. Palin started screaming about "putting Americans to work" and how drilling the United States full of oil wells is a great way to do that. Ugh. Don't you have shopping to do?
Then, Crazy Eyes himself came up to speak. He started in on that spiel about how he intends to create wealth and help the middle class. Whenever politicians think they're going to lose, they appeal to the lower and middle classes, because they know we vote and there are a lot of us. Creating wealth is such a ridiculous notion that I don't have the time or energy to pursue it here. For decades, candidates have pledged to help and it only gets worse. Reagan told us he was going to get "government off our backs" and Bush Senior told us, "No new taxes." How's that going?
I had an economics professor at Widener who told us that anytime we hear a candidate pledge no new taxes, what it really means is no new services. Stuff costs money, and as long as we keep popping out kids and building homes, we're going to need more services. Cut taxes and take police officers off the street. See how many people complain.
The way to control taxes is to control spending, and as we saw with Palin's shopping sprees, these people love to spend our money.
Hey, I just wrote that headline. Crazy Eyes and the Eskimo. I'm selling it to the networks as a new detective drama. I think it's a winner.