I've never watched so much CNN in my life. In fact, if I understood economics, or anything past basic math, I'd say I'm very well informed. And for the first time, I don't hate either Presidential candidate so you'd think I'd be enjoying this historical Election season, but no. For starters I have tired head and for enders the Fall 2008 television season is in full swing and I'm in the weeds with all my programs. I can't be expected to keep up with the train wreck of Wall Street and the Presidential race when I have to juggle Heroes and Dancing With the Stars!
I know you civic minded jurls are saying, "How can choose shallow escapism when our Country is on the verge of cataclysmic change?" But, that's precisely my point. I need to escape from all the talking heads with their opinions, politics, agendas, bad hair cuts, and odd facial tics. If I didn't have Ugly Betty and Grey's I might crack under the pressure of reality.
But just to prove I'm paying attention, here are a couple of Hot Sport's Opinions...
As far as the economy goes, I'm not really interested in what Main street has to say because we Main-streeters aren't economic experts. I took economics in high school and almost failed cause it's really hard. Congress, please do not take direction from me or anyone like me. That's not to say I want to hand over a blank check to bail out these huge banking institutions, au contraire mon frere. I just don't know if there is another way to save the American economy. Is there? Anybody got any ideas? I wonder what Jeb Bartlett would have done on the West Wing? He's my favorite President.
When I see people with signs saying "Screw Wall Street" or "Main Street Says No Bail Out" I wonder if those folks have considered the far reaching effect the collapse of Wall Street will have on Main Street. Pip pointed out to me that most business, including the one we work for, operate on a line of credit and if that credit goes away.....oh, snap.
See why I have to turn it over to True Blood? If I was a vampire I wouldn't give a crap because I could just take what I want (though I'd probably be a conscientious blood-sucker).
I did make time for the most boring Presidential debate in history. Snore. I look forward to the Vice Presidential debate because those two are bound to say some crazy-nut-bag, frightening, yet funny, shit. With a question on Iraq Joe Biden will probably site Lincoln's struggle with the American Revolution during the 1950s while Sarah Palin will fall back on "Alaska is right next to Russia, and don't forget Canada, but either way it's about change and reform because I'm a maverick."
God help us. Every election I think, "Is this really the best America has to offer?" Though I admit, McCain and Obama are smart, honorable men, some of their choices show they are puppets to their parties just like every successful politician. I blame Main Street for the incessant political pandering, because Americans don't want to hear honesty, we want to hear that we're right and things are going to be done exactly how we want it done. As if.
Thank goodness, tonight is more Dancing With the Stars. No matter what happens in the news today, I can count on feathers, rhinestones, and bare-chested men to dance across my T.V. screen and take me away from the worries of the world.