Thoughts on a Tuesday
I've been writing about John McCain fairly frequently, to take a scan through the last few postings. I imagine it's because since the 2004 election, I'd thought that if the GOP could stomach nominating McCain (despite what seem like idiotic reasons, politically speaking), he'd beat any Democrat, regardless of who it was or what the national sentiment was. But now? He's...I don't know, crazy? Craven? It's one thing to be strong in your beliefs, and I don't begrudge anyone for disagreeing with me (and 64% of the country) that Iraq is a mistake and a huge clusterfuck. Opinion is opinion -- but his stunt was ludicrous, and embarassing -- and in any rational world, would be the kind of thing that will haunt him throughout the campaign. Even the biggest optimist in the world doesn't think Iraq will be solved by November 2008, and McCain is way out on a cliff on this one. It's that fall from a presupposed dominant position that is most intriguing, I think.
24 has been an utter travesty this year, but last night may have gotten things back on track. Lost has also gotten back on track in a big way, though I hope and pray that they genuinely answer some questions before the end of the season. Teasing needs a payoff.
I'm not exactly sure what I'll do if Charla and Mirna win The Amazing Race. There is a long and lengthy list of Most Annoying Reality TV Contestants Ever -- but Mirna deserves a high, permanent slot on that chart. Eric and Danielle are a dysfunctional, boring couple who are no fun to watch.
I can't believe it's April 10 and I haven't written about baseball starting. What is up with that, I can't say. But the Giants -- well, the season is obviously insanely early. But when a team looks bad in the exact way you feared - no offense or speed, erratic relief pitching -- that's really something scary. A team that rotates Rich Aurillia into the 3rd slot when Bonds hits cleanup...or puts in Ray Durham (!!) at cleanup when Bonds is in the wheelhouse, that's bad stuff. I love my Giants, but enough is enough. Daiyenu.
I had some thoughts about my fantasy team -- and then I realized it was April 10 and I have no concept if my team is going to be good or not. But - for pretty much the first time I can remember - my team is virtually exactly what I planned for it to be in my preparation. These guys might not comprise a winning team, nor will my team in September look exactly like this. (I've already traded away Andruw Jones for Bobby Abreu.) But I can't blame something going wrong with the "drauction" as I got what I wanted.