Thursday, September 25, 2008

Theater of the Absurd. Cast of Characters; McCain Bush David Letterman Reacts to John McCain Suspending Campaign Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. ~ Ambrose Bierce (June 24, 1842 – 1914) American Editorialist, Journalist, Author, Satirist copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. Two issues of national import flooded the airwaves on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. On every radio and television station, broadcasters spoke of the economy and the elections. Journalists reported, tonight, the current President of the United States will address the nation, One of the persons who hopes to occupy the Oval Office after George W. Bush departs will not speak directly to the people. For Senator John McCain, the fierce urgency of now is offered as the reason he will suspend his campaign. The Presidential aspirant requested his rival do as he decrees correct, and delay the debates. Whilst an audience estimated to be near one hundred (100) million anxiously awaits word from the self-proclaimed "reformer," John McCain muses his presence in Oxford, Mississippi would be unwise. As Americans have witnessed on the campaign trail, enter one Grand Old Party boy; exit the other. Some suggest the Republican President and the Party nominee are rapturous; they love theatre of the absurd. In this play, the two performers tap dance. The Republican flit requires the partners to stay separate as much as possible. Solo recitals are routine in a production such as this. Observers reflect; the duet, John Sidney McCain and George Walker Bush, tango in tandem. History might suggest the pair work hard to limit joint appearances. Neither prefers to be associated with the problems of the other. George W. Bush worries of his base, and John fears he might be linked to the President's follies, least of which is the current economic...
To Know Thy Friend Kissinger Henry Kissinger: High Level Negotiations with Iran copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. Tonight, during the first Presidential Debate, in the year 2008, John McCain empathically claimed to know his chum of more than thirty years. The Arizona Senator strongly stated former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, would think Barack Obama wrong. Senator McCain repeatedly reassured the public that the Ambassador would not think it wise to negotiate with rogue nations such as Iran. John Sidney McCain reminded us of the refrain, Barack Obama is "naïve." Yet, it might be puerile to ponder that friendship ensures explicit agreement. Relationships may remind us of a capricious certainty and why countries engage in combat. The implication, or indeed, the powerful proclamation, that potential President Barack Obama was "wrong" on Iran was one John McCain offered with confidence and conviction. Yet, the assertion was perhaps, inaccurate. After the debate, in retrospect, or in support of the Republican Party, Secretary Kissinger reflected upon his personal alliances rather than his previously stated philosophy. “Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality.“ Nonetheless, the record remains, twisted, and turned on its technical edge as it now is by the former Secretary of State. Perchance, neither Presidential candidate was wrong or right. Perhaps, this scenario illustrates why the world is not at peace. People vehemently profess, someone is either correct or in error. Humans often sense another is against us, attacking us, an adversary, rather than a person with a point of view....

A being that believes . . . "thinking is the best way to travel!" [Mike Pinder, Moody Blues]

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