Thursday, January 15, 2009

Poli-ticks

So I'm watching President-Elect Obama's attorney general nominee Eric Holder as he is questioned by congress for the red-tape hearing before he's officially approved. As I continue to peruse MSNBC's coverage, a few things occur to me:

Holder says he intends to, "adhere to the principles and precepts of the U.S. constitution."

Whew, that's reassuring.

Not to start the criticisms before the Obama administration even takes charge, but isn't upholding the U.S. constitution the minimum of what the USAG is supposed to do?

Secondly, despite Holder's claims that "no one is above the law", he indicated that he likely would not pursue prosecuting anyone from the Bush administration, even though he claims that waterboarding is illegal and the Bush administration has admitted to employing waterboarding. Sounds like cognitive dissonance to me. Holder intimated that these matters of "policy" are not something that he is willing to investigate.

Finally - and this is hardly a revelation - but the confirmation process is a bizarre piece of theater run by tiny little prick puppets in blue suits with lame haircuts, just like everything in the United States political arena. They might as well be wearing powdered wigs.

Somehow, this country is run by elected officials who are nothing like me and you. Look at these people. Who cuts their hair like that? It's not that they have to have "cool" haircuts or dress like hipsters, but a little modernity might help. Would any of you want to have a beer with these schmucks? I certainly wouldn't. And yet, we are responsible for electing these dorks.

It's not a fashion thing. It's a CLASS thing. We're living in an aristocracy, people.

Have a good day!

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