Sunday, November 16, 2008

Character is destiny


Toby said...

This is as good a reason why I won't be joining in the love-in for the restoration of McCain's character/reputation now that he's lost. That McCain from 2000 is dead and buried.

Anonymous said...

Let's be fair. Didn't Joe Biden say some nasty things about Obama?

Jim (who can never remember his Identity)

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

Let's be fair. Didn't Joe Biden say some nasty things about Obama?

Biden's infamous comment to The New York Observer was: "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy... I mean, that's a storybook, man." A thoughtless and insensitive observation to make, to be sure, Jim--but I'm not sure I'd classify it as nasty (particularly when you're familiar with Biden's propensity for sticking his foot into his piehole).

Regardless on how we agree and disagree on this subject, we're still sitting down for a Yuengling one of these days...that is change I can believe in. :-)

Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken, when Biden was backing Hillary he said Obama wasn't anywhere ready to be President. Something about no experience.

But it's not important enough for me to go looking for the exact quote. I just hope and pray the new administration does well.

We need to do something to stop the animosity between the left and the right and find ways to agree somewhere in the middle of the road.

Jim - forgetful still

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

No, you're absolutely right, Jim--Biden did offer his two cents on whether Obama's resume was thick enough to handle being the leader of the free world, and once again sat down to a delicious repast of fried crow.

But you are right about the animosity between the left and right, and I think a step in the right direction would be--as I mentioned before--a few rounds of Yuengling.

(I know, it sounds like I'm shilling this beer an awful lot. No money has exchanged hands, I assure you...though sample cases may be sent to the Thrilling Days of Yesteryear warehouse here in Athens, GA.)