We find ourselves this happy morning in full alignment with Senator Obama, the advocate of “change we can believe in.” We love the rhetoric. We just aren’t thrilled with the Senator’s actual implementation of his high-sounding polemics. A 35 year partisan Senate bull does not strike us as a particularly paradigm-shifting VP choice. We suspect that this would be only the first of many disappointments as the Dem nominee’s soaring sound bites crash into the granite cliffs of reality.
It may be inescapable that like an eagle, the higher the rhetoric soars, the louder the accompanying detritus splats on the ground. How else to explain the audacity of hoping that a vice presidential selection of one of the Senate’s Old Bulls, a prince of partisanship if ever there was one, will be perceived as “the change we’ve been waiting for?” Let’s put it into perspective. If you are not yet 35 years old, Joe Biden has been at the pinnacle of Washington Senatorial intrigue for longer than you have been alive.
Well friends, Mothers Against Drunk Driving couldn’t help but insert itself into public discourse on the Amethyst Initiative, where more than 100 college presidents supported lowering state drinking ages from 21 to 18. Eighteen year olds die overseas for MADD’s right to mislead the public with the inaccurate statistics. Yet, MADD stands in opposition to allowing said eighteen year old freedom fighters to exercise what may be argued to be a Constitutional right to have a drink in the country they are dying for (For those leftists comparing Constitutional rights, comment below on where in our Constitution you found abortion language similar to the explicit language of the 21st Amendment).
Georgia, the first major East-West conflict since the end of history was prematurely declared, has in a few short days delivered stunningly lucid messages on who has power and who does not in 2008: