Hi there, I'm pretty new to all of this blogging crap, I don't tend to bother with it too much as I'm a pretty busy guy (working 3rd shift in a blue collar job leaves little time for luxury) but I'm writing this down because I think it's something important to think about.
I have a running bet with my father (who voted McCain) that he will get a tax break from Obama. The bet is the amount of the tax break I told him he'd get. If he doesn't get it or more then I owe him the difference, if he does get a tax break it's mine. We've sparred on this issue a number of times, and the only reason I couldn't get him to break for Obama (aside from his believing Bill Cunningham's B.S.) was the gay marriage issue (yes I know, Dad has a problem with the gays, we've been working on it).
Anyhow, as I look back at all the smears, bollocks, outright lies, and utter creepish behavior we've seen from Faux News and the McCain campaign I'm genuinely amused at the current amount of post election spin that the "Main Stream (read right of center) Media" is doing. Fox News has joined in on the Palin bashing as enthusiastically as their more "fact oriented" counterparts. I've heard people (Scott Sloan specifically) who were ranting and raving about the John Edwards "400 dollar elitist haircut" who then turned around and defended to the bone Sarah's 150,000 shopping spree as "a need to look as good as Cindy McCain on stage" and then turn back around once Fake News got in on the act and start talking about how "apparently she was a real diva on the trail, I wouldn't report this to you but when you get so many different media outlets... I mean Fox News had this on a report so that lends some credence and balance to this"
You heard me
Fox News = Credence
Anyhow, while it might be personally hilarious (and the schadenfreude is delightful, let me tell you) It's time to also keep in mind something that Barack has been saying since '04. We need to look across the aisle, and extend a hand to the other side....
(and if you can, you really should try and hide the smirk when you do)