Friday, February 29, 2008

John McCain and John McBain

John McCain was my idea of a Republican you could vote for. He seemed smart and reasonable and concerned for our country. That was before I heard him speak at my daughter's graduation from the University of Oklahoma. The day was hot and long. OU is a big school and there were a lot of graduates. There were a lot of families. It was crowded. I was so excited to hear someone so prominent speak.
He started out telling the students to be proud of their accomplishments and then proceeded for about 45 minutes to tell them how there would be war and they better get used to the idea of war. At the end of his speech he received mild applause(in a very RED state) and I remarked to my husband that OU should thank McCain--I bet their applications to grad school would triple! No kid would want to enter the world McCain spoke of.
I was horrified at what he said. Why would someone tell newly graduated students such a thing. Get used to war--it will be a part of your lifetime(????) Why not pursue your dreams or even be the best you can be?
That was the day I stopped liking John McCain. I wish his speech was streaming on the Internet somewhere so everyone would know what a warmonger he really is. Well, I guess when he said we will be in Iraq for 100 years everyone might have gotten the hint but still......

Now John McBain is a fictional character. He is on one of my soap operas and is a brooding and dark mystery man. Someone over there has been reading too many "bodice rippers" if you ask me. Now John is a good man--a cop--ex FBI--extreme kisser, Oh no, wait that doesn't make him a good man...or does it? It seems all he has to do is kiss you and you are a goner and in some cases I mean a real goner as in D-E-A-D. So why would you kiss him ever? Two out of the three women I know he kissed are in their graves. Ok, maybe in their graves, you know the soaps, they could come back with amnesia or as their evil twin or as another actress.
So it made me wonder do we all really lust after mysterious men? Don't we want our men to be up front and honest with us?
I don't think I ever met a mysterious man. They all seem pretty transparent to me. That's why there are all those jokes you get in your email and the crux of so many sitcoms. You feed them, keep them organized, and let them hold on to the remote and so much for mystery!
Poor John McBain--the women will keep kissing him and dying but that's better than with John McCain--with him the young women (and men) just die.

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