Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dear Senator McCain ... You Can Debate

Dear Senator McCain-

You are a United States Senator. You are asking the American Public to give you a promotion in 40 days. The pay raise comes with a significant increase in responsibility.

You recent performance in you current job has been, well, non-existent. The last time you voted in the Senate was April 8. Yeah, you've been busy. To be fair, the other person being considered hasn't been around much recently, but he's been there since April 8. At this job, you are one of 100 people.

You have an important job interview coming up this Friday. You want to cancel the interview to return to your job. Really? You can't do both? You have a driver that can run red lights and go as fast as he wants. You have a plane that has priority takeoff and landing at airports. You can go to work today and tomorrow, and leave Washington at 5. You can work from your plane. That gives you four hours to get to Mississippi and sit through makeup. Then, after the interview, you can get back on the plane, and head back to the office.

I'm sure that those who run the show in DC won't schedule the vote between 5PM Friday and, say, 2AM Saturday, giving you plenty of time to get back to the District.

You can concentrate on more than one thing at a time. I have faith in you. I have to have faith in you. After all, you say you want a job where you will be in charge of the world's biggest military, who happens to be fighting on two fronts.

If you can't handle this as 1% of the US Senate, how are we supposed to believe that you can handle the job when you are the Decider-in-Chief? What happens when you have two wars, a fragile economy, and an earthquake destroys a sizable American City? Can you handle all of that going on? And, if you can, could you handle a call from you National Security adviser letting you know bin Laden is in the Rose Garden and would like to speak to you or he's going to blow up Phoenix?

Oh, and I haven't even mentioned the fact that be wanting to cancel the debate to go back to DC, you are saying that you are the white knight that is coming in to single-handedly save the economy. Which you have admitted several times that you are not an expert on. Really?

So, Senator, you can debate. You need to debate. Show the American people you can do it.

-Bob Aagard
Holladay, Utah

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