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Friday, February 22, 2008

BLOG: 022208

If it weren’t for Time Warner Cable I wouldn’t have realized that I hadn’t written a Blog in a few days. The system is down; the television is off also, so I am winging it. It was suggested to me “to start off the dance on the right foot: Step, flaupe, drag, step, flaupe, drag then you alternate with the left foot. You keep alternating this process until the music stops.” This greeting was given to me by an old friend when he was awakened and he started discussing McCain-Feingold Campaign money bill and Samantha Power, International situation advisor for Obama with her new book “Chasing the Flame”. My buddy suggested that I run to the B & N (Barnes and Nobles) and get her book. He shared with me that McCain wrote two letters to the FCC hearing office which were improper to encourage a city’s station to be allowed to go private.
Apparently in 1997 McCain was chairman of the Senate Communications Board of the Republican Party. My friend says when this dastardly deed gets into the public realm it will make McCain’s transparency bill look comedic. He has over 57 lobbyists working for him now that he is running for President. I promised him that I’ll go look it up before I go further. Funny, I liked McCain before he started that “Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran” jingle and declared that we can be in Iraq 100 years if necessary "we aren't going to cut and run". So much for McCain being a moderate and thinking clearly and to think he and Hillary are friends? Politics does draw strange bedfellows and "friends". I haven’t had my fix of “Democracy Now!” for about a week. so I’ll goggle it before I go to bed tonight.

The media says Hillary was waiting for Obama to make a mistake last night at the University of Texas debate. All I could see is that Obama had a pretty bad head cold and was sitting in a draft, which just proved to Hillary that he is “human” and his speeches aren't a Xerox. She seemed to be grinning too much. I never did understand all that smiley wiley stuff she was conveying. I still feel as though Bill was running the show behind the scenes. She didn’t sound genuine when she was chastising him about using some phraseology he received from one of his senior staff advisor. The audience booed her. But I noticed in the media releases so far this morning, the media doesn’t play the “booing” part, they tell you instead. Most people won't appreciate the affect unless they hear it. For the past eight years, I have never figured out why the media has a need to tell you what you will see and what you will hear instead of just playing the “darn tape” all the way through. Then comment, if they must.

Hillary reversed her previous complaining and extended her hand after having made a “nice” conciliatory closing speech, the media is calling it her “valedictorian” presentation. Obama not only didn’t lower himself to her personal attacks, but made it clear, “I disagree” and he moved on. You got to love him for his diplomacy, congeniality, and civility. . . Now who looks Presidential?

So as I said, you Start off the dance on the right foot: Step, flaupe, drag, step, flaupe, drag then you alternate with the left foot. You keep alternating this process until the music stops.” I hear the fat lady warming up Hillary . . . Stay tune, Nervie

Minerva Williams,
Mighty Thunder