Political Thoughts From A Rural Saloon
"He (Bush) does the best he can do with the press on his butt all the time." (Hayden, 53)Despite almost total ignorance on the non-relationship between Iraq and September 11, people in my hometown are generally uneasy about the war:
"I just can't vote for a Democrat as long as they're for abortion and them gay people." (Mike, 24)
"I trust Bush to keep us strong – I'd vote for him again." (Don, 46)
"We need to bring them boys home. Enough already" (Lisa, 36)And some people almost made me weep with the sheer disgust they feel toward Bush and his crew.
"What the hell are they doing over there other than getting blown up?" (Harriet, 63)
"I don't give a damn about Iraq – I just want them to catch Bin Laden." (Tony, 30)
"I know not a damn one of 'em (in the Bush administration) has served in the military, but they're always willing to send poor farm kids to die." (Karen, 41)So there you have it. While I don't think my hometown will be acquiring the voting habits of New York City or San Francisco any time soon, it's encouraging to see more people than I expected with serious reservations about this president and his administration.
"Bush is a f___ing idiot. I can't believe I voted for him the first time." (George, 36)
"I didn't vote for Clinton, but at least you had the feeling he knew what he was doing. Bush is just clueless." (Marie, 54)
I think DNC Chairman Howard Dean may be on to something with his 50-state strategy.