November 4, 2008
If you think talking politics with friends and co-workers with so many differing opinions is tough, you should to explain the voting process to three-year-olds.
I’m planning on taking my twins with me to the polls later today so I wanted to let them know what we are doing. And of course, the why question reared its ugly head.
I told them it was so I could pick who I wanted for president. My son pipes up, “You be president, Mommy.” And my daughter agreed, adding “Yeah, Mommy!”
I explained to them that I didn’t want the position. But that didn’t deter the twins. With his sister’s support, my son then nominates my husband, “Daddy be president.”
I told them I didn’t know, but Daddy might want the job. They’d have to ask him when he got home.
But how cool is it that our children think we can run the country. If you actively raise good kids, you can do anything.
February 13, 2008
With a few exceptions, I’ve made it clear that I’m not a big fan of this reality TV phase that the networks have plunged us into. I can leave more of these shows than I can take. And I think that they are really beginning to scrape the bottom of the barrel with ideas for these reality programs (not that any of us believe there’s anything remotely “real” about them).
However, I think I’ve finally found a use for Fox’s new
filler reality show, Moment of Truth. (This idea is not original to me. I stole borrowed it from TV Guide’s “Is it Just Me?” column.)
Wouldn’t it be a great idea if we could get each of the presidential candidates to take a turn in the MOT hot seat? I like the idea of strapping the candidates to a lie detector and giving them each 20 yes/no questions to answer (minus the prize money).
Let’s pretend that my hypothetical is even possible. What one question would you ask Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Mike Gravel, John McCain, Mike Huckabee or Ron Paul? Remember it must elicit a yes or no response.
August 8, 2007
Again, I’m into the lazy version of politics. That’s why I like this handy little chart to the presidential candidates take on the key issues.
July 30, 2007
If you are like me you can’t stand sifting through all the propaganda the candidates for the 2008 presidential election are spewing just to find the candidate that bests supports your issues of concern. Now, there’s an easier way.
I’m a firm believer in exercising my right to vote. It was a hard earned right and I intend to use it so that I won’t lose it. But the sheer thought of listening to all the candidates’ speeches just to find out who supports what is enough to send me running from the nearest media outlet.
However, my friend Marc recently shared a site perfect for lazy voters like me. This site lists many of the key issues. You just select where you stand on each issue and how important that issue is to you.
It’ll show you a list of the candidates that match your interest and it’ll also show you which issues you differ on with each candidate.
I tried it and thought the results were pretty accurate to where I planned to vote. While I’m not sure I’ll be voting for the first person on my list, I can say that the Top 3 are all under consideration for me. And most importantly, Hillary Clinton didn’t show up anywhere near my top choices. In fact, she received negative points for me.
So, if you need help filtering through all the candidates comments to find what’s important to you or if you are just a wee bit lazy, check out Pick Your Candidate to find the candidate that best addresses your concerns.
June 27, 2007
Most candidates are worried about past relationships coming back to haunt them during a presidential election. That’s not the case for Republican potential Fred Thompson.
Thompson’s exs — both wife and girlfriends — are all coming forward to endorse Thompson should he elect to throw his hat in the ring for the 2008 Republican bid for president, according to Reuters.
Personally, I haven’t made a decision about Thompson, but I think it’s an interesting statement of his character that those who have been in a relationship with Thompson think that he has a quality to be the leader of this country. Sure, you’d expect his family and friends to endorse him, but those who are no longer in a relationship with him?
Let’s just say I’m glad I’m not running for president, I’d hate to hear what my ex-boyfriends had to say about me.
(Photo courtesy of ABC News)