I Early Voted today. For my man Barack Obama. This was a long time coming. I voted for Obama in the Colorado caucuses and I’ve been on the Obama bandwagon since April 2007.
For the first time in my life, I voted for a Presidential candidate I’m excited about. The only other two Presidential candidates who excited me were Gary Hart in 1984 and Bob Kerrey in 1992. The nominee neither was to be.
After voting, I ate at my old Anthony’s Pizza. Their TVs were showing CNN and CNN was playing an interview with Sarah Palin. (Our fearless Alaskan Moose Slayer has finally stopped hiding from the press.) Here is a great excerpt:
CNN reporter: Governor, is Barack Obama a socialist?
Palin: I’m not going to call him a socialist but as Joe the Plumber has suggested — in fact he came right out and said — it sounds like socialism to him and he speaks for so many Americans who are quite concerned now after hearing finally what Barack Obama’s true intentions are with his tax’n'economic plan.
Then she goes on to typically mischaracterize Obama’s tax’n'economic plan as a scheme to tax families and small businesses, the opposite of what his plan is unless you are talking about families and small businesses that make over $250,000. As anyone who has watched the debates knows.
But I find it amusing that Palin is too chickenshit to call Obama a socialist. Joe came right and said it! But she won’t. She’ll just hide behind Joe. Quite a profile in courage. It’s like the way George Bush hides behind General Petraeus. Who is in charge here? Is Joe the Plumber now our Economic Czar? Did we elect him to something? Will McCain and Palin defer to him on non-economic issues too? Where does Joe the Plumber stand on Iran? On nuclear energy? Maybe we need to find out.
And as a bonus, this afternoon I saw that Palin was asked on Denver’s own 9News what the Vice President does. She said the Vice President is in charge of the Senate. Um, that’s a negative Buck Rogers.
Needless to say, these Palin interviews made me feel pretty good about my vote. I hope Obama wins resoundingly and I hope he can live up to his promise.