Thursday, April 12, 2007

One Of The Things I Loved About Bill Clinton...


...was his ability to speak the language of whatever group he was addressing.

A Good Salamander
Being everything to everybody doesn't always work out well, but trying to be everything to everybody by having no opinions is one of the worse things you can do. And from what I've seen of Hillary so far, that's how she seems to try and deal with any controversial opinions...by not having one.

John Edwards, on the other hand, just recently stated publicly that he is honored to have the support of many respected gay leaders.

Two more points in his favor, as far as I'm concerned.

First, he's comfortable using the word "gay" and tries to curry favor with our community in his campaigning.

Second, he's not afraid to have what some might consider to be a controversial opionion.

I've always said, that while I despise folks like Pat Buchanan, I absolutely respect that he holds firm to his opinions. Of course, I vehemently disagree with most of his opionions, but I love that he has them. The only left-leaning presidential candidate in the recent past that I can recall who wasn't afraid to state his opinions, was Bill Bradley...unfortunately, it didn't seem to do him any good. Hopefully, it will put Edwards in better position to take the White House in 2008.

Current Knitting
You can finally get to see the pathetically lame amount of knitting I've been able to complete on the first sleeve.



I hope to accelerate the pace for this sleeve and the last one over the course of the next few days.

6 comments:

Daryl said...

Bear in mind that John Edwards was a plaintiff's attorney and made millions of dollars off the misfortune of others. Also, as a plaintiff's attorney he is likely to be extremely persuasive, charismatic and charming, and just as loose with facts which don't support his side of an issue.

Joe said...

If you disqualified every lawyer who has been a plaintiff's attorney from serving in public office, we'd have to weed out a lot more than Edwards. And I also know a lot of plaintiff's attornies who have very high integrity and are "loose with facts."

Show me one Republican candidate who has been publicly grateful for the support of the GLBT community.

Leslie said...

Looking at that sleeve makes me realize what a piker I am -- you not only had to calculate the stitches for increases, you also had to plan the initial set up so that the blocks would meet well (shapewise) at the seam. The colors seem to also match at the seam on the first and third row; will the colors continue to meet on alternate rows or was that just serendipitous?

Erica said...

This may be a totally lame question, but how come you're not knitting that sleeve in the round? Bear in mind, I've never actually KNITTED a sleeve, but it seems it would be easier than having to try and match up all the colors on opposite sides of the fabric.

Cara said...

To me, the remarkable thing about Bill wasn't just his ability to speak the language of his audience, but to do so in a way that seemed natural and effortless.

And I know its a bit late, but I thought the real point of the Imus debate wasn't that he was a jerk for his statements and should be fired, but he is paid by the network to be a jerk. The media made oodles of money off him pushing the envelope and being a jerk, they are the ones who should be fired. Imus should never have been hired in the first place. And giving an apology to Sharpton is absolutely disgusting, as IMO he has no integrity, and doesn't represent the black community, only his own interests. They should have hosted the Rutgers WB team for an apology. (I have been having 'issues' with Google this week, so I couldn't post when appropriate, sorry)

I can't wait to see the finished sweater. Do you sketch out your design (in color) before hand, or do you like to be happily surprised with the FO?

FiberQat said...

I like Edwards of the Democratic candidates but I'm still waiting to hear what he's going to do for small businesses and their tax burden.