The sun was up early this morning and shining in my windows and it seemed the perfect day to write something positive and enthusiastic. Phelps has done magnificently at the Olympics – what a legacy he leaves! And, in general, the US is doing very well, if not in the gold.
I scanned the news channels, then to the Washington Post and the NYT online. The enthusiasm and the positive view began to darken. Thomas Friedman pointed out that John McCain had failed to show up for a crucial vote on July 30 – a vote for a renewable energy bill that would have extended the investment tax credits for installing solar energy and the production tax credits for building wind turbines and other energy-efficiency systems. McCain has missed eight votes for renewable energy over the past year which amounts to a no vote each time. What does that tell you???
Well, how about Maureen Dowd's column? Oh, it's Hillary -- again. She’s obviously still determined that this is going to be her or her and Bill’s convention. So, what about Obama? Whatever he does is likely to look bad. If he hadn’t given her and Bill their spot at the convention then he’d get mauled by all those saying he’s treated her badly. So, he has given them their spot and they’re using it against him. She wants her name put in nomination and a roll-call vote. She’s doing everything she can – they both are, to try and make sure Obama falls on his face so she can say, I told you so, and be ready for 2012!
With those dark tidbits, positive and enthusiastic went out the window and all I really wanted to do was make an obscene gesture in the direction of Washington D.C. So, instead, I’ll write a glowing recommendation for my acupuncturist to post online – he helps reduce that pain in the neck that keeps getting aggravated by Clinton/McCain politics.
And that's what happened to the sunny outlook for today. Ah, maybe tomorrow!