Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Friday, October 03, 2008

Joe Biden

It was like watching a prize fighter beat up an inflatable boxing clown. You know, the inflatable cylinder with the sand on the bottom, weighted so that it always bounces back up?

So, Joe Biden's talents as a consummate deliberator were wasted last night. Sarah Palin simply was an unworthy opponent that spewed out meaningless talking points while Joe Biden attached his decades of foreign policy and Washington inside baseball to every syllable.

It was embarrassing to watch. I felt sorry for Joe, and sorry for Sarah. Neither of them could shine last night.

Of course, in the end, it doesn't really matter, because one way or another, one of them is going to move to Number One Observatory Circle, and help put the United States into more debt.

Seriously. Neither candidate is even going to bother to lie to us about balancing the budget. It has come to that.

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