McCain and the AP

So, there's this in an AP article about McCain, whom I used to respect a great deal. That's been sliding–no, hemorrhaging over the past couple of years, but the AP can take credit for this one:

The Associated Press asked McCain on Saturday how his Episcopal faith plays a role in his campaign and life. McCain grew up Episcopalian and attended an Episcopal high school in Alexandria, Va.

"It plays a role in my life. By the way, I'm not Episcopalian. I'm Baptist," McCain said. "Do I advertise my faith? Do I talk about it all the time? No."

I don't know about you, Mr. McCain, but my faith is Christian, something the AP would do well to note when asking about one's "Episcopal faith." My faith isn't Episcopal. That's my church.

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HalleFSCKINGlujah!!!

For the second time in a row, this red state has elected a democratic governor.

We didn't sweep, but this time I was part of it. Stranded at work, I sent out a call to my ministry listserv (no, not the band, ya dinks) and Father Will out at St. Johns came to my rescue.

Next person who tells me I'm a yokel for living in a red state gets a boot plant. Why? Because today, for the first time in a decade, I felt like my vote really mattered.

It really did.

Now I have a favor to ask of all of you. Pay close attention to Mark Warner, the outgoing democratic governor of Virginia. He's not perfect, particularly for those of you who don't dig moderates, but he's done an amazing job here. Southern democratic governors who do really good jobs in their states are very attractive as national leaders.

I'm back!

So I've been in Madison WI since last
Thursday and have lots to catch up on.

But today is election day, so I wanted to offer a prayer for our
Commonwealth today.


Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and
privileges: Guide the people of the the Commonwealth of Virginia in
the election of our governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney
general; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of
all may be protected and our government be enabled to fulfill your
purposes; likewise guide those of other communities who are electing
officials or voting on propositions, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

teh suq

My car broke down tonight. Again. There's oily pink stuff all over the ground. Scream.

The best part? Election day tomorrow, and the DMV neglected to change my registration, so I need to find a way to Manassas.

Wonder what time the Democratic party's office opens tomorrow. Maybe I can hit them up for a transport.

No gloating

For all ye peeps who are dancing over Harriet Miers' withdrawal as a
Supreme Court nominee, why? Frankly, I'm terrified of what Bush'll
nominate next. On WTOP today, all they could talk about was how the
conservatives were up in arms about this nomination from the getgo,
and what with all the other disasters going on in the Republican
Party, they _must_ do something to reassure their base, esp. after all
the work that base did in getting Bush elected in 2000 and 2004.

Oddly, the only other people I've seen making this observation are
moderates, too.

Choke!

I get the impression that conservatives sit around trying to outdo each other. Santorum, Robertson, and now Bennett, whose modest proposal for reducing crime is making blogwaves:

http://www.streetprophets.com/storyonly/2005/9/30/112916/691

While I'm on that subject, the City Paper has written an… interesting profile of Rick Santorum, who apparently has a very moderate voting record.

http://citypaper.net/articles/2005-09-29/cover.shtml

Well, that was fun.

I just killed a thread on dummytown. I've been doing that for years, but this is the first time someone's announced it.

For the record, I don't think Rick Santorum has a soul. He sold it a long, long time ago.