Thursday, September 18, 2008

DC and my grandchildren!

We are soooooo there --- I'm thinking 4th,5th maybe 6th grade which would make it when I am almost 60! Which is OK, I'm sure I'll still be getting around. Also, here is quote I found on a blog called Daddy Scratches. He writes really well, is humorous and is quite respectful! Anyway he found this quote at the Huffington Post:

"Stop voting for people you want to have a beer with. Stop voting for folksy. Stop voting for people who remind you of your neighbor. Stop voting for the ideologically intransigent, the staggeringly ignorant, and the blazingly incompetent.
"Vote for someone smarter than you. Vote for someone who inspires you. Vote for someone who has not only traveled the world but who has also shown a deep understanding and compassion for it. The stakes are real and they're terrifyingly high. This election matters. It matters. It really matters. Let me say that one more time. This. Really. Matters."

— Michael Seitzman in this Huffington Post article.


Patrick said...

Very much a coincidence that you posted this. I had a patient yesterday that went to DC with her husband and grandchildren over the summer. They had a most excellent time and I mentioned that you had very similar plans.

I love the quote and it points out how successfully the right wing has branded the left, somehow equating intellectualism with being weak. It seems that voters may not like dumb, but they hate weak.
Excellent article on Salon which discusses this;

CRUARK said...

I love the quote, too, and I can give you lots of good tips of where to take them in DC - I LOVE THAT PLACE!