It’s a good day.
1. It’s Lizz and I’s three year anniversary! Which is awesome! Go me/us.
2. Paul Wolfowitz is leaving the World Bank for the exact reason I’d always hoped:
He’s a tremendous tool
Honestly, I don’t know all the ins and outs of it, but apparently he arranged to have his girlfriend get a big ol’ pay raise and promotion. From what I’ve read, that is not very PC down at the World Bank. Once the Ethics board came out with the issues at hand, a lot of other people stepped forward and said something to the extent of, “Oh yeah, he sucks at all this other stuff too.”
They say maybe Tony Blair will replace him, which I guess I would be OK with. Except for the whole lap-dog-of-the-Bush-Administration thing. But then again, so was Wolfowitz. So that’s a wash. He is British though, which makes him a very slight improvement over the current situation.
In other news, Lizz and I went to see Barack Obama at a rally in Kansas City last week. I’d say it was fun, but by and large, it was not. There was a lot of standing and getting squished by pushy people (See the previous entry; it was a la Killers concert). At that point in the week, I was not real psyched up for standing.
His message was good though. Education, get out of Iraq, Global Warming, even a little shout-out to Fair Trade, which I “whooped” for. No one else did. It was only very slightly awkward. At the end of the day though, I was happy because I felt like I could really get behind what he was saying. So right now I’m leaning towards Camp Obama as opposed to Camp Hillary. I like her just fine, but I don’t think enough other people do, and other than that I see very little difference between her and Obama.
So I’m with Obama right now, but like I said, either would do just fine for me.
Also: [Dennis Is Running Again]
I am morally obligated to support Dennis in his campaign until he is inevitably ejected from the race as a result of any one of the numerous upcoming primaries. Then, and only then will I lend support to other Democratic candidates.
May it also be stated on the record that, so far as the Republican spread goes,:
1. I hate Rudy Giuliani. If he’s elected, I will whine and moan incessantly. Just a “heads up”.
2. Sam Brownback, however, is still my least favorite candidate. But he worries me little in terms of competition.
3. A McCain presidency is something I could stomach.
4. No clue whatsoever as to how I feel about Romney.
It’s also funny how bad everyone wants Al Gore to run again. I do admit I’m sortof in that camp. I know now that it’s not just old emotions from the 2000 election, because I’ve no desire at all to have Kerry run again. Though the ‘-edwards’ half of ‘Kedwards’ wouldn’t be a bad pick either.
I just don’t know! So lets move on to something else.
Mainly, the embarrassing fact that I voted in the previous American Idol contest. I did. And I don’t regret it at all. Instead of elaborating on contextual mitigators for this crime, I’m simply going to refer you to an [Article] I read about the whole American Idol thing.
Basically, I don’t even watch the show, but my family does, so I do too now that I’m home. It came down to the last three, and we thought that guy my mom likes (Blake) was going to get voted off. She was so vehement that he would be the one to get booted that I phoned in a vote to help him out.
Low and behold, he made the cut.
Which was kinda neat.
I’m not really quite over how dirty I feel for voting on American Idol…
Maybe someday things’ll go back to the way they were.
For now though, I’ve entered a brave new world of reality TV.
Heaven help me…