And as Merb101 said somewhere there is a very grateful opossum living out his opossum life in a way only an opossum can that has not been hit by a car.
In other news, I wish Obama had just won Ohio and Texas last night so the whole thing could be over, but he didn't, so the race is still on. I also think it would be easier all around if Clinton won, because then Michigan and Florida delegates could be counted and not piss off the voters.
Edwards would make the safer VP choice for either candidate, but if they start to get nasty (at the moment it's mostly just jabs) they're going to have to pick each other to pull the party back together.
I hope whoever doesn't win runs again in the future. They're both strong candidates.
On to the Republican side... McCain. I liked McCain 8 years ago. Now I think it's stupid that he's decided to back all of Bush's current policies and getting a Bush endorsement. That's enough to make me vote against McCain. Bush has the honor of being the president who went from most liked to one of the least liked.
Let's look locally at what he's done for the country. Nationally, he's... well... made the Democrats stronger. That's a good thing, right? He's shown young people the importance of saving because the economy's shot and there's nothing the government can afford to do about it. I think that's about it.
On a global scale, he has managed to start a couple of wars and alienate almost all of the world leaders and most of the world's people. That takes some talent. To give him credit, he did remove a dictator from power (I'm inserting here I was always against the stupid war, but did not verbalize it. I thought there wasn't enough evidence of weapons of mass destruction and we were still needed in Afghan, but that's a different blog). Now said dictator's people hate the United States, the military and really wish we'd just left their country alone.
So McCain has decided he wants to follow in those footprints. Hmmm, can anyone else say dumb?
In global politics, Russia had a presidential election were President Vladimir Putin's man, Dmitry Medvedev, was elected as the next president. Apparently this decision was made because Putin supported him, everyone wanted Putin's politics to continue and Putin gets to be prime minister. NPR and a couple of other media outlets have indicated that Medvedev has shown some signs of being his own man. I wonder if that's good or bad.
Oh and in another surprising and probably brief plus for Bush, he did reach out to Medvedev. Good move, until you alienate him, too.
P.S. Do not give in to the pressure of the opossum hating gods.
First I would like to say I did not cave to the pressure of the opossum hating gods. I did not hit the opossum with my car last night even though aforementioned gods tossed opossum in front of my car with less than 10 feet between us. I do not bow down and worship at evil their alter. Hahaha.