Thursday, November 09, 2006

Back to Politics (deal with it)

"Okay," I told myself this morning, "Looks like a Democratic majority in the Senate too...awesome!...let's keep this up, keep the momentum going."

But then I did a little research on our (unconfirmed) new Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid. He's Mormon, pro-life, supports stem-cell research, faught hard to get an investigation into pre-war intelligence, opposes most gun control and once strangled LaToya Jackson's husband when he tried to bribe Reid (favorite fact by far). In other words....sometimes you have to take what you can get, something I'm very used to with politics in Arkansas. He seems like a complex man and has changed his position on some key issues, such as immigration....and that's okay, it's okay to change your mind.

So I'm reserving judgment for the time being.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it REALLY okay to change your mind??? Well I'm all about playing all sides of the fence, so welcome Mr. Majority leader.

carolyn says said...

latoya's husband probably deserved it

interesting that he's pro life and pro stem cell research. odd combination

Alannah said...

Nancy Pelosi changed her mind after voting in the Patriot Act. Yeah, it's okay to say "I voted in haste and under extreme fear." I understand that.

I just can't get past the Mormon, pro-life business. Who CONVERTS to Mormonism (both Reid and his formerly-Jewish wife did)?

carolyn says said...

well those young ment in the suits who go door to door can be awfully persuasive

Alannah said...

I'm kind of wishing a clean-cut young man in a suit would come to my door....we'd just SEE who could be more persuasive.

carolyn says said...

ooh ooh i know, i know! unless of course they're fighting those gay urges, it happens to mormons too

Anonymous said...

I guess to indirectly compare - if pro life is kosher, then stem cell research is glatt kosher.

Anonymous said...

OR - Pro life can be the vegitarian while anti stem cell is the vegan-

and quick correction. ANTI stem-cell would have been the strict kosher.

carolyn says said...

from the good folks at salon:

Is it proof that the Democrats have their fingers on the pulse of the American people -- or just the strangest thing any man has ever said on the day of the election that made him the next Senate majority leader? "Britney Spears," Harry Reid said as he shook his head Tuesday, "she loses a little weight, and now she's getting all cocky about things ... Britney has gotten her mojo back."

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Alannah said...

That's fucked up. I don't feel too good about him.