I played golf yesterday with a bunch of astute political thinkers and they all wondered why any progressive, like State Senator Eric Griego, feels like they can win a congressional seat. I can only guess that it is Griego's wish to be lionized in a poem like the "Charge of the Light Brigade." I like Eric and agree with him on many issues. His ability to win this is suspect. I would certainly vote for him if he is the winner of the Primary election.
At a time when NBC's leaving the words 'under god' out of the Pledge of Allegiance has caused a firestorm from the 'sky daddy people', one would think that common sense has really disappeared. What did NBC think would happen when some producer decided this was a smart thing to do? While I would readily try and get those words expunged, maybe this really isn't the right time to be doing it. It is a culture war thing and before we get into it we should end the real war thing in Iraq and Afghanistan.