Several friends, whose opinions I respect, have recently written about or posted videos regarding McCain-Palin and Obama-Biden. Three of the best I've seen in the last few days can be found at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life, Self-Portrait as..., and Debi Cates: Photo-a-Day.
Here is The Vet Who Didn't Vet, What Makes Democracy Work (October 23, 2008), and Even Mayberry Wants Change.
And don't stop at those video clips on their blogs. Check out Gunfighter's and Holly's writing about this election. It's thoughtful and provocative. Debi doesn't write much about the election, but if you want to see beautiful pictures from deep in the heart of Texas, spend some time on her blog. I promise, you won't regret it!
And speaking of friends I respect, Phoebe, a friend who lives in a crucial swing state other than the much-hyped Virginia, sent me this article from the New Yorker about how John McCain vetted (not) his vice presidential running mate. I read a similar article this weekend in the Washington Post. What makes the Post's article unique is, it's written again by conservative columnist Kathleen Parker, who wrote several weeks ago that Palin is "out of her league." From the New Yorker, The Insiders: How John McCain Came to Pick Sarah Palin. From the Post, Parker's Something About Sarah.
And speaking of Mr. McCain and Ms. Palin, obviously the the lovefest and honeymoon is long over and Caribou Barbie is going rogue and possibly becoming rabid. With only nine days (thank God) left until the election, McCain's folks are obviously and rightly worried. But hey, that's okay with me. Let 'er go rogue. It just boosts Obama's chances. Here's CNN.com's coverage: Palin's 'going rogue,' McCain aide says. The Washington Post also covered this, but it's pretty much verbatim what CNN is reporting.
That's all I've got for today. Have a great Sunday. And to everyone running in the Marine Corps Marathon today, may the wind be at your backs!
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