[FoRK] brief points

Jeff Bone jbone at place.org
Fri Aug 29 22:52:40 PDT 2008

(Then, really, I hope to be off this damn thing for the weekend.  I  
have my folks in town, hopefully I'll be preoccupied. ;-)

In order to hopefully reduce the level of rabid froth a bit, let me  
set the record straight on a few things.

(1)  I actually plan on voting a straight Dem ticket, except for the  
presidency.  My motivation for the latter is the balance of power issue.

(2)  This will be the first vote I've cast for any Republican for any  
level of office in many elections.

(3)  Don't confuse admiration for the political wile displayed in the  
choice of Palin with any personal sentiment about candidate or party.

(4)  Don't assume that I don't think there's a downside to either  

(5)  Don't forget apropos the abortion issue that I once stated around  
here that I think life begins at calculus (and retroactive abortion  
should be legal til then.) ;-)  That's an exaggeration, but probably  
not as much as it should be. ;-)

(6)  Don't assume that my hopefulness about her track record as a  
reformer excludes wariness about her social conservatism.

(7)  I haven't budged or sold out.  I'm sure that my political compass  
is as close to my reading a decade ago as anybody's on this list.

(8)  It's the trifecta, stupid.

Cheers, and have a good holiday weekend.


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