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The Cold Filtered Ramblings of Gene Mueller

Why I Hate Politics, Chapter 47

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          During a week in which our lead man in Iraq reported to Congress and the country about our efforts a half a world away, and during which our Commander in Chief talked to the nation about same, what's getting the bulk of the chat on talk shows and the cable news channels?

         MoveOn, Hillary and Rudy.

         Shouldn't the REAL debate be about our nation's security, the future of the war, the fate of Iraq, the status of our military and our ability to carry on with the war on terror?

         MoveOn got what it wanted--attention.      Giuliani is getting what he wants--a chance to put himself in position as Republican presidential front runner by taking on the Dem's leader by asking her a "when did you stop beating your spouse" question when it comes to the MoveOn blurb.

        And THAT'S what's getting the bulk of the nation's attention?    This is what talk radio is burning perfectly good air blathering about?    This is what cable news channels can't seem to shine the light on brightly enough?

        The General and the President both said some pretty remarkable things the past week--about the fight, about Al Qaida, about U-S security and the fight on global terror.      Let's ruminate on those things, instead of a intramural tussle between White House wanna-be's getting staged a year and two months before we even have to make a choice.

         And, if what happened last week didn't give you enough to chew on, try Thomas Friendman's piece in Sunday's New York Times.

         Trust me, it won't get the kind of chat the MoveOn ad did.

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