Friday, August 1, 2008

Being Honest II

It seems that in the world of politics it is OK to suggest, insinuate, or imply. But whatever you do, do NOT call a spade a spade. After a barage of negative ads approved by McCain and responded to by Obama, McCain, shakes his head in feigned disbelief saying, "It's just too bad that he brought up race." Was race not honestly addressed in that beautiful speech to America? Did McCain even respond to that speech? How gallant to respond to an ad now.

With the spin really taking off, and ads by the Karl Rove team suggesting all kinds of subliminal messages, including race and gender-with religion I'm sure on the way, it has become a cardinal blunder and fodder for pundits that Obama has mentioned his race in response to the spin and barrage of negative ads. Are we not already aware of the obvious? What we may not be aware of is the subliminal.

Politics is a game. It's just too bad that it's a serious game.

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