Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Paint fumes

I think that we finally have everything we need to start putting the bathroom back together (paint, check. plaster, check. moulding, check. copy of "The Tempest," check.) Now the hard part: getting it all up and looking pretty. Who thought this would be a good idea?

I had my first day of work at LB today. I think it will be a fun place to work, the only problem being, of course, the temptation to spend my paycheck every time I walk in the place.

I also read a thing in the paper today about Barack Obama not wanting to be vice-president. Not that anyone has asked him yet. Cooler heads than mine have calmly suggested that a Clinton-Obama ticket would be invincible, and I have to admit that it is pretty appealing. I don't particularly care for Clinton, but she has a strong support base--and being veep would give Obama the one thing he needs most: experience. And of course nothing would prevent him from running for the top job in the future. But he has said he's "not campaigning for vice-president" which sounded slightly petulant to me. We all want to win, honey, and we understand you're in it for the glory (or, as Nelson might have put it, "I shall return from this crowned with laurels or cypress"), but then again, this is politics, innit? I wish he hadn't cut himself off so abruptly. America hates a loser. Witness John Edwards, who lost with Kerry four years ago--even though he should by rights be the most appealing candidate, (white, male, protestant, village-of-the-damned perfect children) he's only third, probably due to a lingering aftertaste of the 2004 elections. (remember those? yeah, me neither. too much drowned sorrows) I just shudder to think what will happen if Obama doesn't get the Democratic nod or loses out on the presidency--he'll never get a chance to run again. As Mrs. Lovett sais, "Ah, wait, love, wait. Soon will come/soon will last." So hopefully he'll maybe reconsider if it becomes apparent he's got a poor chance. (which, btw, isn't helped much when he's supported on his South Carolina tour by an ex-gay gospel singer. THIS fan base, at least, isn't best pleased.)

1 comment:

Laura said...

Ex gay gospel singer? Who's that? I need to hit the news. I actually admired Obama for saying he didn't want to be VP. It reminded me of when JFK ran and said I am not seeking the office of the vice president or any other office than president of the united states. If obama doesn't get it this go around I"ll vote for him next time and the time after that...if I'm still a U.S. citzen.
As far as experience goes he makes a great point that no one has had more experience that Cheney and Rumsfeld. I don't know about you guys, but I'm only 26 and i'm not electing experience.