If You Can’t Stand the Heat Stay Off the Golf Course

Posted: Friday, October 3, 2008 at 12:00 am
By: Doug Lund
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I took some more political heat from my golfing buddies Thursday; buddies who are still dumbfounded at the notion of my still intending to vote for Obama next month. 
“You gonna watch the debate tonight?” Bob said.
“Yeah, I suppose.”
“You just wait, Palin’s gonna kick Biden’s butt.” (only he didn’t say butt and from what I saw, she and her attempts at being folksy yet fierce came off phony and it seemed to me she was the kickee not the kicker)
“You know what Obama’s middle name is don’t you?” Jerry blurted out..apparently hoping the fact that it’s Hussein will convince me that the Democratic nominee is a Muslim..not a Christian as he claims.
I have to admit that when I first heard that a black senator from Illinois named Barak Hussein Obama was running for president..incredibly at a time when the names Osama and Hussein are so identified with terrorism and the Iraq war, I didn’t figure he’d have a snowball’s chance in Hades.
As comedian Dana Carvey said, it would be like voting for a guy whose name was Charles Manson Hitler.  
But, here we are..a month before election day and I continue to watch my retirement erode on Wall Street, military leaders calling for more Americans  in Afghanistan, bin Laden’s cave still has an unlisted number and the administration continues to play the “it wouldn’t be fair to dead American soldiers to leave Iraq before the job’s done” card.  What was our job again?
I’m a pretty conservative fellow but something has to change in this country and I saw nothing in Thursday’s debate to suggest that John McCain and Sarah Palin are the people to bring it about.If you don’t agree, don’t be angry with me.  In fact here’s a favorite photo that I hope you all can find funny.

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