Posted: Friday, November 21, 2008 at 12:00 am
By: Doug Lund
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verb, changed, chang⋅ing, noun
–verb (used with object)


to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one’s name; to change one’s opinion; to change the course of history.

 I took a lot of mostly good-natured heat from a lot of people this past year when they found out I was supporting Barak Obama for president. I caught a little more flak from my pal, Bob Miller, this week when I stopped by his place to collect the 100 dollar bet we had on the election. 
What Bob and the others didn’t know is..if Obama had selected Hillary Clinton to be his Vice was rumored for awhile..I’d have switched my allegiance immediately.  I don’t trust her or her husband any farther than I can spit. Whether it’s her history of dubious financial finagling or her dodging imaginary bullets in Bosnia this woman has serious problems with the truth. Her entire presentation is phony and forced. At least that’s my opinion.
Obama, I figured, was smart enough to figure that out. But now, the Associated Press reports that he is about to nominate her to be his secretary of state..this nation’s top diplomat!  Does he really..truly believe she’s the best qualified person for this demanding job..or was it politics as usual and they cut a deal before she dropped out of the race?
If this is typical of decisions he’s going to make..then…well, I don’t know.   It’s not change, that’s for sure. Haven’t we had enough of the Bush’s and the Clinton’s over the last two decades? Is the well of qualified people that shallow?
What I do know a time when this country is in the midst of  economic chaos like we’ve not known since the great depression, a never-ending war on two fronts and a world-wide reputation that’s in the dumper, we have a current president that appears to have already checked out. Nobody’s in charge..and the guy who’s going to be in charge has decided to parade these old familiar faces..with their old familiar baggage before the Senate confirmation committee for approval to his cabinet.
So..get ready, folks, it’s all going to happen again; nightly newscasts..not about war or the economy..but Hillary on the hot seat dodging all those old questions about Whitewater, her brother and the crack cocaine dealer who was pardoned by Bill..her uncanny ability to play the futures market turning 1  thousand dollars into 100 thousand almost overnight and on..and on..and on.  Then, get ready for the same ol’ queries about Linda Daschle’s lobbyist job when Tom is grilled.
Oh, least justice was served in the Hell’s Angels case. I’m sure none of the jurors were the least bit intimidated in the courtroom or concerned about their own necks had they convicted these two nice young “club” members in their  suits and ties.Ugh!

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