Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Good riddance, Rove.

With the recent departures of Karl Rove and Alberto Gonzalez — just the latest in a long line of Administration officials to jump ship – President Bush is left as the lone cowboy standing. You almost have to feel a little sorry for Gonzalez, who was clearly in way over his head to begin with. But Karl Rove is a whole different story. I always thought “the Architect” was an ironic nickname for someone who made a career out of tearing people down. Did you catch that tearful farewell on the White House lawn a few weeks back? I don't imagine too many other Americans were welling up at the departure of a man who single-handedly swift-boated some of our finest heroes. John Murtha, John Kerry, John McCain, Max Cleland, the list goes on. The guy could smear Mother Teresa – he's that devious.

Karl Rove personally reinvented what it means to play dirty politics and I, for one, couldn't be happier to see him go. I just wish he could take some of his failed policies with him.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Let's get it right this time.

Here it is. My first official blog entry. Since I intend this to be an honest discussion about the state of this nation, I’m going to start this thing off by being blunt — I screwed up. In 2000, I supported and even officially endorsed George W. Bush for President. Seven years later, we’re in a war we can’t get out of, the deficit has nearly doubled, the energy crisis is coming to a head, and as I write this, our stock market is experiencing a serious case of the jitters. And don’t even get me started on healthcare.

So needless to say, while I can’t undue the past, I have every intention of making sure we do the right thing for the future. Let the blogging begin.