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An absentee ballot form in a packet critical of the Democratic Party. Hmmm…

September 25, 2008, 7:25 PM

Well, as you know, it doesn’t take great intelligence to be a member of the Republican Party. George W. Bush is living proof, after all. But the reason I bring it up is because yesterday, I got something in the mail from the Republican National Committee. It was a packet made out to “The Schumin Family” (or current resident) located in Silver Spring. On the outside is a piggy bank with the line, “What are Washington Democrats doing with your money?” Then on the inside it says, “Democrats are pigging out”, with a smaller flyer that says, “OUTRAGEOUS DEMOCRAT WASTE” and shows a smashed piggy bank. Then on the other side is a detachable envelope with an absentee ballot form inside of it.

So what’s the problem? Well, the problem is that the absentee ballot form is for Virginia, and the address the envelope is made out to is for the Augusta County registrar in Verona. The problem is that I am no longer a Virginia resident. I am a Maryland resident now. I haven’t been a Virginia resident for nearly a year and a half, and I am registered to vote in Maryland – as an Independent, no less.

Thus to fill out the form that the Republicans sent me and send it in, it would be playing right into the hands of the GOP. After all, if I did that, they would probably be able to challenge my right to vote in Maryland as well as in Virginia, and get my vote disqualified or otherwise disenfranchise me.

And all this from the party whose candidate, John McCain, is trying to get out of the first of three debates with Barack Obama. According to an AP story on the front page of today’s Express, John McCain is stopping “all advertising, fundraising and other campaign events to return to Washington” in order to “work for a bipartisan solution.” This from the person who doesn’t know much about economics. The person who readily admits that economics is not his strong suit is stopping his campaign in order to go to Washington to work on the bank bailout. Meanwhile, according to the same article, Barack Obama is continuing his campaign and preparing for the debates, “while consulting with the bailout negotiators and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.” Additionally, referring to John McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign, he said that the president has to be able to “deal with more than one thing at once.”

Right there, I’d say that John McCain has been “pwned” by Barack Obama. Let’s see how John McCain might say it:

“My friends, I am unable to multitask.”

Or, even better:

“My friends, I cannot walk and chew gum at the same time.”

After all, if you can’t run a presidential campaign and still concentrate on the nation’s current business as a sitting senator, there is a bit of a problem.

I personally think that John McCain is trying to weasel his way out of having to debate Barack Obama not for why he’s saying he is, but because he’s afraid that Barack Obama will mop the floor with him. I mean, really. I’m excited, because I think it will be fun to watch John McCain get his butt kicked.

So there you are.

Web site: Slate.com: "You Won't Learn Much From the Debates"

Song: Don't have one.

Quote: So I'm looking forward to the debates, provided John McCain actually shows up.

Categories: National politics