Monday, October 20, 2008

Good Post Alert: Esquire Endorses America, 2008

Just in case you missed the wall-to-wall coverage on cable news, or haven't been out surfing the World Wide Web in awhile, Esquire Magazine is riding to your rescue.

Esquire Endorses America, 2008

Whether you think this election is a "change" election or not, one thing is for sure: it is an epic fight for the future of our country. 482 races. 482 decisions. Here, we make a choice in every race. Now it's up to you.
Yes, it all there, and quite humorous, and with a sharp eye, in many of their descriptions.

Naturally, they go with endorsing Barack Obama for President, noting, pointedly, "We thought this election would be a serious fight over the future of this country, but only one candidate showed up."

There's all the Congressional and Senate races to go through, as well.

And, then, there's the fun.

The 10 Worst Members of Congress

We'll only give you the Top 3 here, to give you a feel for how it goes.
Senator Joe Lieberman (I), Connecticut

Inherent in politics is the fact that someone always loses. Some lose gracefully, some lose poorly, and, as in the case of Joe Lieberman, some lose their minds. Since being defeated by an antiwar candidate in the Democratic primary in 2006, Lieberman (who was subsequently reelected as an Independent) has pursued his campaign of revenge against his former party, thinly disguised as an act of principle, replete with the quavering sanctimony that no country should have to put up with from anyone, much less from this small man.

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R), Georgia

Chambliss is a senator today by sole virtue of the fact that in 2002 he attacked incumbent Max Cleland -- who lost both legs and an arm in Vietnam and earned Silver and Bronze stars -- as soft on defense and lacking in patriotism. Where was ol' Saxby during the war? Home, of course, claiming a "football injury." How you get elected reflects your character, and Chambliss should never be allowed to live down the shame of what he did in 2002. Never.

And, not surprising, the third worst member of Congress happens to be our Ignorant-Dolt-of-the-Week.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R), Minnesota

One gets the impression that if, in the name of "traditional values," Bachmann could rescind the vote for women, she would. Her vacant, wild eyes recall a doomsday prophet, or one of Charlie Manson's girls. Equal parts religious hack and party hack, she's got spunk and not much else.

H/T to Bob Geiger, who wrote a good post on it, as well.

Check out Esquire Endorses America, 2008

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