You're dead meat.
I just got over a huge case of writer's block. Thoughts all gunked up in my mind. Jennifer of Saying Yes... and Grasshopper of Diary of a Heretic helped me over that last hurdle. And now it's all starting again! (They probably don't even know that. They're so sweet.)
Where was I?
Oh yeah. You.
Watson, you owe me so big, I can't even tell you.
You know why I've got such a huge problem writing about politics these days? Because everything seems so obvious to me that I'm having a hard time thinking that I even have to talk about it! I've been a huge political junkie my entire life! All 29 years of it! And I'm not stopping now! But, I'm hear to say, that if people don't think big changes need to happen after everything that's gone on in this country over the last five years, well then, they're as thick as a brick and nothing I'm going to say on this blog is going to change their mind!
You think Iraq is going just swell? Well, think again, chumps!
Did you hear about the new study that says the "Excess" Death toll in Iraq has reached 655,000?
Think the economy's going gangbusters? Not in Northeast Ohio, people!
Did ya hear Bush just appointed someone to head up the EPA who has strong ties to the pesticide industry? Brilliant!
You see, I could go on and on like this. But so many other people already do! And now I'm afraid I have writer's block again. All I try to do over here is string a few words together to make a few sentences and I try to do it in a goofy way so I crack myself up.
You know what I did read today though? Read Graydon Carter's letter in the most recent issue of Vanity Fair. Loved it. Everyone's who's reading this should make sure they read it. But, you know what part I loved? This...
The Reader-in-Chief, on the other hand, has been behaving like a dim teenager trying to bluster his way with a brainy date by talking about his prowess with the printed word. In an interview with NBC, he informed Brian Williams about his summer book list, saying, "I also read three Shakespeares." Three Shakespeares---I mean, who talks like that?
The president added that he had an "eclectic" reading list. A Decider-in-Chief who insiders say is incapable of getting through even one- to two-page summaries of issues -- or "coverage" in Hollywood-speak -- now expects us to believe that he has read 53 books so far this year. Fifty-three books? In one year? Including Jung Chang and Jon Holiday's acclaimed 832 page biography of Mao? All this reading by a man who is asleep before 10:30? Unless 53 of those books were on the order of "The Pet Goat," I simply don't believe him. Nor should you.
I don't Graydon! I never. Ever. Did. 53 books. Give me a huge break.
Them trying to pull that fast one reminds me of what Frank Rich wrote in his new book. It's not that George W. Bush is stupid, it's that he think everyone else is.
Tom, I can't promise you that I'm going to write about politics every day until November 7. I might write some! I might even include a helpful link or two for my fellow Ohioans. But, I will get out and volunteer here where I live and do as much as I can!
You just might have to put up with more goofy posts from me is all I'm saying.
Oh wait. There's another thing I want to say. Back to the -- you owing me part.
You owe me. Make no mistake. I'm going to feel guilty about whatever goofy post I write next and it's all your fault. But, I'm going to post it anyway! Yes I am!
But you're going to have to pay for that guilt.
Drinks next time I'm in New York?
I haven't totally decided yet. I have to ponder this.
Just wanted you to be apprised of the situation.