October 15, 2004 · Granny D
I want to thank Lawrence for letting me participate here. Yes, I’m running for US Senate (http://GrannyD.com) at the age of 94 against a Bush Yes Man and debate coach, Sen. Judd Gregg. I will debate Gregg next week and am nervous about it, though I certainly have the facts on my side, while his major accomplishments are the Iraq War, the deficit, the fact that the largest employer in New Hampshire was Digital Equipment when he began his term (it is now Wal-Mart), and the fact that you could eat the fish in our streams when he began his term, and they now have enough mercury to tell their own temperature! I’m coming from behind, to put it mildly, but some last-minute TV, a little advice from Joe Trippi, and I think I we can make it interesting.
I’m going to post all Gregg’s incredible Senate votes on my website over the next few nights. I can’t believe that someone can vote like that and expect to be reelected! Of course, a lot of things are happening these days that I can’t believe. It feels like a science fiction movie sometimes–so many people hypnotized, bodysnatched or zombified. We aren’t communicating with SO many of them, including people in our own families. We need psychiatrists to help us get through!
Tonight, I’m in San Luis Obispo for a college speech at Cal Poly, and I’m reading Lakoff’s “Don’t Think of an Elephant,” which is helping me understand why facts bounce off Bushites like raindrops off ducks. Some Bush apologists are now circulating Internet messages to the effect that the death rate in Iraq compares reasonably with the murder rate in this city or that. This is their new standard! At least they know they are comparing crimes, something Mr. Bush must smile at when he self-congratulates himself (constantly, I’m sure) for disconnecting from the International Criminal Court.