Okay, I did it. And yes, I do feel better. I’ve decided to do my part to save the planet. You see, the motel I’m staying at this week puts these little cards on your bed encouraging you to “Save the Planet” by telling a great story about the thousands of bed sheets being washed in motels around the country using millions of gallons of water and a lot of detergent each and every day. If you care and are willing to use the sheets again, just set the card aside. But if you’re the kind of person who just doesn’t care and insist on having clean sheets, set the card on the bed and your wishes will be granted. I chose to do my part and save the planet. And maybe because of this small, but very important act, the polar bears can live. Now Governor, since I’ve saved the planet, could you get your un-veto pen out and allow the Holcomb plant to be built. And people say I offer no solutions.
Like most of you, I’ve been following the story about Barack Obama’s church and can’t help but be amazed at how fast he was given a pass. Do you remember the white woman named Frances Selmer from Kansas City? The mayor appointed her to the Kansas City Parks Board or something like that. I’m not sure exactly what her job was but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a powerful position. I don’t think she was in a position to set any kind of public policy what-so-ever. But as soon as people found out she was a member of an organization dedicated to the enforcement of our country’s immigration laws known as “The Minute Men” all hell broke lose. She was branded a racist and deemed unfit to serve the public in any capacity. An organization dedicated to the advancement of unlimited, illegal immigration named La Raza demanded she resign or they’d move their convention out of Kansas City. A threat they made good on too. Remember that?
But it’s okay for a man running for president, a position with a little more clout than the one held by Frances Selmer in Kansas City, to belong to a church for 20 years that preaches hatred towards whites and America in general. I know, I’m not supposed to say that. But come on, why is it alright for his pastor to say the white man is using the AIDS virus against blacks in Africa? Why is it okay for him to call my country, the United States of the KKK? Why was it okay for his pastor go on an anti-American rant during his first sermon after the attacks of 9-11? You’ve seen them. Why’s that okay?
Why don’t you judge Obama the same way you judged Frances Selmer. Because of her membership to “The Minutemen” organization she’s a racist. But you won’t even consider the possibility of your man being one too. Am I the only one who finds this ironic? I’m going to stick my neck out here and state the obvious. Oh never mind, that’d just make things worse.
I know nothing I can say here will change your minds about Barack Obama, He’s convinced enough of you that he’s the one. He’s the one who’ll change the way things are done. I don’t think he’s ever really explained exactly what he wants to change though. But then, you’ve never really asked him, have you?
Kevin McGinty can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org