I'm Voting for Michelle Obama, and Other Thoughts

Tuesday, August 26, 2008
* The more I see of Michelle Obama, the more I like her. I think she should run for president.

* I fervently hope the Secret Service is on the ball on this one. If something happens to Senator Obama or members of his family, it might just break my heart, not to mention what it would say about our society. Plus, it would totally suck for the Obamas.

* I'm glad Teddy Kennedy was well enough to make the trip to Colorado for the DNC. I have some serious (serious) issues with some of the things he's done over the years, but he's still the Lion of the Senate, and has fought for some of the things I think are important. All things considered, the world will be a poorer place when he's gone.

* I'm heartily sick of the intersection between religion and politics. Seriously.

* I'm even sicker of hearing about Senator Clinton and her supporters. She lost. Grow the fuck up and get over it. And I say that as a female Democrat.

* I find Vladimir Putin to be more than a little scary.

* Am I the only one who is deeply ambivalent about the idea of a beauty content for nuns?

* My first memory is the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. I was three months shy of my third birthday, and my Smart Dad was out of town on business. My Hot Mom made spaghetti for dinner, and the TV was on. My Hot Mom started crying, which of course is a traumatic thing for a 3 year old. When I asked what was wrong, she said that a great man had been killed by a bad man. I didn't understand, but it stuck with me.

* The winner of the "Headlines of Our Lives" contest is Matt and his "dangerous, delicious animals." Yay, Matt! This weekend I'll be putting up a batch of "Triple Berry" jam, and there's a jar with your name on it.

14 comments:

Cindi in CO said...

"The more I see of Michelle Obama, the more I like her. I think she should run for president.
"

Wasn't she awesome? What a great speaker. And I have to admit Teddy made me tear up just a little.

And I agree - if anything happens to those good people, it will break my heart as well.

Oh, and HILLARY? Shut. Up.

mom in northern said...

The Hill is not going to be the problem

It is the Bill you need to keep an eye on...

Matt Warnock said...

MMM Jam. Yay loot. Thanks Janiece!

Jim Wright said...

Yep, I like her too. Frankly I think her husband should have picked her for Veep, because I can't stand Biden. But, hey, that's just me. Apparently.

And as an initial Hillary supporter, let me add to the chorus, just shut the hell up already, Hillary.

On the other hand, the problem is her supporters at this point, more than her. She conceded the race, but her supporters just can't seem to let it go - especially the ones that claim they'll vote for McCain before they vote for Obama. I'm not exactly sure what their beef is, but I'm thinking they're prime candidates for your 'tard award.

Random Michelle K said...

Jim,

I ranted about Hillary supporters last night over at my place.

I just don't understand them.

Cindi in CO said...

bI heard some Hillary supporter on the noon news today who was whining about "the unfairness" of it all. Um, what unfairness? It's the Democratic process, and your candidate lost. It's OVER. Now shut the hell up about it already.

Jeesh.

Janiece Murphy said...

You're welcome, Matt. Let me know if you'd rather have some apple butter, instead. My apple butter is the shit.

Jim, my attitude about Biden is meh. But Michelle as Veep? You betcha!

MWT said...

Umm... *scratches back of head while looking at feet* ... I know I haven't won anything ever ... but can I have some apple butter? :)

Janiece Murphy said...

MWT, I'll see what I can do.

Jim Wright said...

My thoughts on Michelle Obama are up on my site.

My thoughts on Janiece's Apple Butter? It is indeed the shit. Seriously. You gotta get you some of that.

and I'm out, just in case you have any extra, after everybody else, of course. sigh.

vince said...

Congrats on the win Matt!

Janiece Murphy said...

and I'm out, just in case you have any extra, after everybody else, of course. sigh.

Jim, you can move to the top of the list for the Apple Butter.

It's such a little thing, really...you know what to do.

Janiece Murphy said...

Jim, I forgot to add, "wink, wink."

John the Scientist said...

"I find Vladimir Putin to be more than a little scary."

Putin is what Andropov would have been, had not Andropov been a senile old coot.

For a brief time Krushchev, and then for a longer time Gorbachev (and I really don't like the man, either) were brief rays of light in a long, long history of Russian despotism. Russia is now officially a battered wife - she doesn't know what to do unless someone is beating on her.