Thursday, June 12, 2008

Political speeches

Ever notice how political speeches are just filled with a bunch of fluff? A friend of mine forwarded me Obama's victory speech on U-tube and though I don't normally care to watch that stuff, I thought I'd give this one a try since it came from a trusted source of mine with whom I share similar political beliefs. And afterward I was like, "There's 9 minutes of my life I won't get back." I mean give me a break, like the first 5 minutes were spent with clapping and like a million thank-you's. Then fiiiinally he gets around to saying "I'm pleased to be the demoncratic nominee" or something like that. Then at about minute 7 he thanks everyone he wants to thank..sheesh..

I mean do these candidates know how much 9 minutes is worth??? I guess not, if most of your job involves just listening to clapping, saying no more than "thank you" most of the time, and just visiting different parts of the country shaking people's hands and surveying the situations and pretending to care about them.

Well for us commoners, do they know how much 9 minutes is worth:

-In the morning on the freeway on the way to work?
-In a therapy session?
-During SEX?

6 comments:

Archangel Gabrielle said...

You know, I think you're on to something. I'm gonna vote for McSame, that should send a message about time wasting. I feel better already.

Archangel Gabrielle said...

In an unexpected bolt (of the lightening variety) of synchronistic validation, I no sooner posted the above when I was visited upon by this brilliant piece of YouTuber-y, thereby making my proclamation even more prophetic.

http://www.imvotingrepublican.com/

PS - note to our gracious hostess, Sen Felda-- sorry to hijack your political thread, but it's like CATNIP to me!

Felda, Jerry Seinfeld's Biggest Fan said...

Gabrielle, always enjoy your commentaries. ;) And I LOVED the video!

But that is why I get so turned off from watching political speeches, whether or not I would vote for the person. SO much fluff and little substance. How the hard-core politics folks have the patience to sit and listen is beyond me!

Heat said...

I think the hard-core politics folks have no patience for substance — that's how they deal with it ;)

Felda, Jerry Seinfeld's Biggest Fan said...

Makes sense Heat! ;)

Archangel Gabrielle said...

Speaking as a hard core politics person, I rarely watch TV speeches or any of the inane punditry that passes for CW in the mainstream media. But give me good political blogs written by people who understand law, history and geopolitics and I am all eyes.