Friday, April 25, 2008
The Debris of Association
I'm sorry, folks, but I just can't get too bent out of shape over all this "guilt-by-association" stuff. I mean, seriously, does it TRULY matter that Barack Obama's preacher is a total fruit....or that John McCain now has a staffer who apparently worships the Confederate flag? In the larger scheme of things, I ask you. In fact, one could even argue that Marc Rich's association with the Clintons isn't as important as it used to be (oh, alright, I lied, that one still DOES irritate me). The only thing that interests me at this point is what these candidates have to say, their proposed solutions to the country's ills, etc.. Well, that, and the fact that they wear a flag-pin on their lapel or not, of course!...................................P.S. As for, specifically, Barack Obama going to that pastor's church for twenty years, I think it's patently/rather obvious what was at work there. The frigging guy was trying to ingratiate himself to a constituency. That's all. Not exactly a profile in courage, granted, but it's not exactly something that the devil ordered up a la carte, either. Politics as usual, that's the way that I see it - nothing more, nothing less.