The money quote from Tom Friedman as he makes appearances promoting his newest book (Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America)...
from Meet the Press to this morning's Imus Show to "who's next?"(Larry King, tonight)...
surely has to be: drill, drill, drill is an IBM Selectric in an IT world. That these times call desperately for change, not more of the same ol', same ol'.
So what's it say about The Invisible Candidate, John McCain, who boasts that he knows nothing about computers and IT and totally awesomely relies on his staff and Cindy?
And what's it say about The Invisible Candidate that he selects as his Soul/Runningmate a politician who wants to teach creationism in the schools, opposes stem cell research, started a book banning effort in Wasilla and left the tiny town $22 million in debt so she could have her own personal Palin Palace hockey arena, is under investigation for using the power of her office to fire government officials, both as mayor of the village of Wasilla and Governor of the State of Alaska?
That's downright Machiavelli...or de Medici...or Pontius Pilate.
They may talk change...and as Friedman notes in promoting his book, it's real change we desperately need...but it's actually self-described Mama's-Boy-McCain's March Back to the Middle Ages.
Better watch out, Roberta...Carol could tell you...when you least expect it, when you're most vulnerable, John-boy could dump you, too.
h/t Thinkprogress for the MTP signpost
Welcome to Prairie Country
Fresh food for thought served up any ol’ time by whim of Prairie Sunshine...do bookmark us and visit often. And share with your friends. And thanks for stopping by.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."