Another headline, another headache. Pelosi did this, Bush shouldn't do that, he promised he would stop doing something, they swore they would start looking into ways to...who does all of this bring joy to? I mean, if you really, actually believe that all of these whiny, nagging, complaining, immature Leaders of the Last Great Hope for Earth and Mankind (that's the U.S., if you didn't know) and their constant, incessant rants about each other, what they are or are not or should or should not be doing, and how THEY would do the world such a better service if only they were given the chance. Well, they WERE elected to the U.S. Senate or Congress, weren't they? How much more of a platform and jumping-off point for your Grand Plans can you honestly expect than that? It would seem that all it would take would be the ability to get along enough to agree on a goal, then a plan, then a course of action, then the execution of that action.
It would seem so, because it IS so. Why doesn't it happen that way though? Here's my theory: it's the WWF (or WWE, or whatever the current incarnation of pro wrestling is these days). The tried and true formula of being so overwhelmingly over the top with each side's diametric opposition to the other, so vehemently vocal, so ridiculously juvenile in their accusations and criticisms and defensiveness and counter-ridiculousness, all in the name of publicity. There is no more effective method of gaining entry into these high elected offices than through the attainment of personal brand recognition (ask Ronald Reagan or Arnold Schwarzenegger), and no more effective method of attaining brand recognition than through publicity. Call someone's judgement into question in a civilized, constructive manner in hopes of resolving an issue or coming up with a better way through cooperation, and how many newspaper or online headlines does that garner for you? However, call the President a Poopy Pants Stupid Head Who Is Trying to Kill All Americans Too Dumb to Go To College and Avoid Military Service (even though they volunteered for said military service), and you've just given yourself a worldwide platform to convey whatever message it is that you're trying to convey.
My revelation is this: that they don't really mean it, that they're not really that unsophisticated, that there really must be at least a modicum of intelligence and common decency along with the basic ability to communicate and disagree and have civilized discourse within every one of our elected leaders. They only make themselves APPEAR to lack all of these things because they are SO BRILLIANT that they realize the only way they will be able to remain in the public eye and mind is to get themselves out in front of our faces with their outlandish statements against one another. At least that's what I choose to believe, for fear of getting yet another headache trying to figure out what the hell they hope to accomplish with their big fat dumb stinky lying liar lies.