Republicans claim to love the military, but they aren't crazy about people who actually served. The GOP's most prominent outcasts include vets Colin Powell and Chuck Hagel. And of course, despite some regrettable groveling, there's John McCain.
Most Republicans hate him. I can't figure out why. Surely McCain-Feingold isn't reason enough. Maybe it's because he doesn't follow the Hannity/Limbaugh wing of the party lockstep, speaking out against torture and Guantanamo.
Name another Republican who could run an ad like this. Hell, name another prominent Republican who ever sacrificed for their country.
Doesn't matter. McCain's going to lose to Napoleon (er, Giuliani), Fred Thompson (imbued with the intellectual curiosity of George W.) or Romney (who makes Bill Clinton look like Daniel Patrick Moynihan). He's already lost to Bush, a miscalculation that will cost the GOP for decades.
The Republicans have become caricatures and they don't seem the least bit aware. Their loss, and it's going to be a big one.
(Note to freethinkers: you're not wanted in the GOP.)
(Note to Republican partisans: I've been plenty critical of the Democrats, so spare me your outrage.)
What's with you people? Malcontent readership has shrunk, and I'm miffed. Maybe I should just blog about "American Idol" and be done with it.
Or maybe I should start being predictable, a bombthrower content with choosing a side and sticking with it, logic be damned. Not that I'm a symbol, but it's depressing how many people seem content with their rigid ideologies.
Can't help you there. Might I suggest Kos or Hewitt? And then there's Diane ...
Ever notice how no one really apologizes anymore? Especially if they're a public figure.
While it might be a stretch to call a soccer player a public figure, U.S. goalie Hope Solo is the latest to play the "taken out of context" card. She must've been following the O'Reilly saga.
Solo threw her teammate under a convoy of Mack Trucks after being replaced as the starter. Now she says her comments were misunderstood.
"There's no doubt in my mind I would have made those saves," Solo said. "You have to live in the present. And you can't live by big names. You can't live in the past."
Apparently there's different ways to read those remarks:
"Although I stand strong in everything I said, the true disheartening moment for me was realizing it could look as though I was taking a direct shot at my own teammate," Solo said, according to the Web site. "I would never throw such a low blow. Never."
"I only wanted to speak of my own abilities yet also recognize that the past is the past. Things were taken out of context, or analyzed differently from my true meaning of my own words," she said, according to the Web site.
Don't take this out of context, but Solo is unquestionably the week's biggest twat.
Satan doesn't need to advertise, but that doesn't stop Pacino from camping it up in "The Devil's Advocate." Hard to say whose Southern accent was less convincing: Pacino in "Scent of a Woman" or Keanu Reeves in "The Devil's Advocate."