Friday, February 23, 2007

Sweet Home Bama Bama!

Today me and about 10,000 other 'surrender monkeys' came out to watch Barack welcomed to Austin.

Why did he come to Austin?.... Considering initial predictions say the only votes from Texas he will get are probably the 10,000 or so that packed into Auditorium Shores. He came because a lot of the liberal Austin hippies have money, and they will probably be allured with his 'rock star' attitude.'

The typical pie in the sky health care issues, education, war were talked about, and a poke or two at Cheney as well.

Behind the rock star attitude is more, a sensible and and articulate person, however, it's probably too early in the game, (17 months out) to predict his tenacity. He says people say he's not had enough time in Washington (just as much as bush, maybe more), but says he knows enough about it.

Anyone that can awknowledge the trip ups, screw ups, fuck up's of what bipartisan politics has become and how it divides and angers people has got the 'first step' right in making change.

For the record, if the momentum holds, I WILL make a sweet home bama bama shirt and wear it out to my rural stomping grouds. Skynard meets Bama, it just may work!

And for all the PS2 playing pot smokers, here's a wakeup call.

"There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America." -Senator Barack Obama

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