A couple of issues, and how their supports see them, have me puzzled.
Jonn McCains foes see his election as President as a fouler mouthed continuation of the George Bush years. McCain supporters deny this and claim he is very different from George Bush and his long string of mistakes, missteps, misstatements and failures.
What puzzles me is; if the McCain supporters truly believe this and are not just spinning, how do the reconcile this position with the fact that their man has voted with George Bush about 97% of the time over the last couple of years.
It appears to me that if McCain was any closer to Bush, he would be in violation of the North Carolina sodomy laws.
And, the second stray thought.
If you let people get away with ignoring the rules, how do you ever expect to make rules apply?
The DNC has voted to seat the delegations from Florida and Michigan, at half votes, for the convention. The two states that clearly violated the intent of the primary schedule have avoided full punishment for their actions. The likely result is an even earlier primary schedule in 2012 (or dare we say 2011). What puzzles me is why did cry babies from Florida and Michigan ever expect to break the rules and get away with it? What is even more puzzling; how do the powers that be in the national party ever expect to regain control of the calendar, if they keep allowing the cry babies get away with breaking the rules?
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