Sunday, October 5, 2008

Dispatches from clueless-land

CNN missed the 2000 McCain experience so much that they commissioned Bob Greene to tour on their own leased bus. So far, the results of Greene's conversations with ordinary Americans have been, well, to call them ordinary would be an insult to ordinary people.

Mainly, Greene's interviews have been with people who don't have a clue about anything. For instance, today we hear from a woman in the age of expensive gasoline who drove five hours for a meal of "throwed rolls" (pronounced "thowed" for those of you not born, as I was, in the Cape Girardeau broadcast area). At least she cares a little about politics, unlike some previous interviewees. She wants to change completely how we elect leaders so that we can take all of them. Mitt Romney and John Edwards can compare hair products, I guess, but that's about all they have in common.

If she has a real idea, let her try to pass it. But no, she's just carping out vague dissatisfaction signifying nothing.

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