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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2008-10-03 05:34:13
Yep, He's Really Dead
And nope, I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm sure I'll think of something for the next strip.
Watching the Vice Presidential debate last night made me extremely nervous about the Republican ticket. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Senator John McCain, but the dude is 72(!) with a history of malignant skin cancer. I forget where I picked up this tidbit, and have no idea if it's valid, but someone figured that McCain stands a 20+% chance of dying during the next four years. Even if remotely true, if I had to vote today, I think it'd be for Barack Obama. A 20+% chance of Sarah Palin becoming President? She clearly did her homework for the debate, and didn't pull any "I can see Russia from my house!" type nonsense, but I'm wary of a provincial gerent with such few credentials and a fondness for banning books from public libraries.
McCain is the candidate the Republican party should have fronted back in 2000 instead of this guy (just ignore the Euro pimping at the end):
W. bloated our government and DOUBLED our national debt, to the point where our Treasury had to BORROW money to make interest payments. That's called bankruptcy in a normal household. He destabilized the Middle East, weakening our national security, and stretched our military to the breaking point. He presided over the single worst financial boondoggle in modern history, which has yet to be resolved. The essential mechanism of capitalism itself has broken down under his watch. And our standing in the international community hasn't been this low since the days before we kicked Hitler in the gonads.
I'm extremely pleased that no matter who wins the upcoming election, we'll have an intelligent and idealistic President, superior to our current one by numerous orders of magnitude. I wish there was a way the loser could become the Vice President, because it's been sixteen years since we've had TWO competent candidates.