In my newspaper column, I pose 20 questions about a war in Iraq.
Are These Women Serious Candidates?
A discussion of what a Libertarian legislator might actually do, in a series of comments on Jennifer Medlock's campaign weblog, and in comments on my weblog that started out discussing the evolution of weblog software but ended up in political debate. I admire Jennifer's energy and willingness to mix it up, but I think she and Tara Grubb both need to be more specific about what they would actually try to accomplish if elected. We are just weeks away from the election, it's time to tone down the philosophizing and talk turkey on politics.
Both of these young women have the zeal of converts, but that often leads them to talk down to potential voters, as if we have never thought about the issues that they are apparently just discovering. Jennifer, quit assigning us books to read, quit throwing around vague references and suspect statistics, and get to the point of what you would do in office. You have an actual chance to win against your much-loathed opponent, but your weblog and comments could be your worst enemies if you are not careful--pining for the good old days of no child labor laws is probably not the best way to get votes.
Meanwhile, Jim Capo has not updated his weblog in almost two weeks, so I've dropped his permalink. And in Montana, a Libertarian candidate shows his true colors. Most of the serious candidates with libertarian leanings are still choosing to operate as Democrats or Republicans. I wish one of them would get a weblog.
We watched Changing Lanes last night. It would have been a much better movie if Ben Affleck was a much better actor.