Monday, October 6, 2008

How Obama should answer any mention of Ayres during the debate

McCain: Well, Senator, at least I don't pal around with terrorists who wanted to blow up the Capitol.

Obama: Ayres is hardly my friend. We've served on some charitable boards together. I don't think I've said more than two words to the guy. Then again, I haven't deliberately snubbed the guy either, [looks at McCain] because I believe that it's possible to be civil and cordial with people you vehemently disagree with. [looks back at camera] Because that's what presidents have to do.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.