Reading a short exchange between cinchntouch
is making me think I need to pack a carpetbag and move to some small town in Montana or something so I can become mayor and then governor so that maybe *I* can become VP or hell, even POTUS. Consider my qualifications:
B.A. International Relations, George Mason University, 1983
Lived in Canada 1990-2002
Lived in Mexico, spring 2003
Doctor of Sacred Theology 2008
Paralegal Certificate 2007
JAG Army Paralegal 2008
I've been told by disinterested parties that I'm reasonably good-looking, so slap a pricey suit on me I can take any of these presidential-race losers we're seeing this year.
Here's Tepintzin on the issues:
Federal bailout: No. The market should readjust itself. Sorry you lost your house, but you should have looked up what a balloon mortgage was in the first place.
Global warming: It's real, but it's cyclic and not caused by humans. Environmental concerns are good, but they should be undertaken because this is the only planet we have and we should take care of it. It's beautiful and it provides for us; we should return the favour.
Energy: Here's an area where I confess I don't know a lot. Alternative energy is going to become a necessity eventually and I have every bit of faith that the fuel and energy companies have not only plan B but C,D,E, and the rest of the alphabet lined up for when the dead dinosaur runs out. Have no fear of Mad Max scenarios; there's a buck to be made off alternative fuels (look at how popular hybrid cars are!) and it will be made.
War in Iraq: The surge is, as far as I can tell from the "liberal media", working. Keep it up and with the efforts FINALLY being made now we can leave. I just have to figure out what to do with that gigantic "embassy" complex. Theme park, maybe?
Afghanistan/Pakistan: Not done there, not by a long shot. This was the war that never should have dropped in priority and I'd have to shift effort and attention there.
Queer rights: Obviously I'm for gay marriage. Everybody has the right to make themselves as miserable as possible. However, marriage is not the purview of the federal government, so I'm not going to espouse any constitutional amendments. In fact, I'm going to look into what can be done to weaken legal marriage, not strengthen it.
Abortion: I'm not going to touch the law, but you can be assured I'm not going to push for abstinence-only education either.
While I'm at it, I'm going to be dismantling the Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security. The Coast Guard is going right back to the Treasury. The states can run their own departments of education, thanks, without oversight from the Federal Government.
I think that pretty much covers the topics from the debate last night. Can you tell I'm bored?