In more than 40 years of dealing with politics as either a journalist or a political operative, I've learned one thing: Political partisans have short memories.
Hunters know all too well the look that spilled out of our television sets like political diarrhea Tuesday: The look of a cornered animal, the most dangerous time to face a desperate predator.
You saw it in the eyes of George W. Bush, America's too-often discredited President, caught in yet another lie.
Slightly less than a year away from the 2008 Presidential elections and many readers of this web site tell me they are already sick of the whole thing.
Little wonder. Many of the incredibly large gathering of Presidential wannabes on both sides of the political fence - a crowd by anyone's standards - have been raising money, running ads and sniping each other for more than a year now and the level is only increasing with the primary season just 39 days away.
The Campaign for Our America shuts its doors for good at the end of this month, dead from lack of support, voter apathy and my own inability to rally enough people behind the cause.
I’ve spent the last three months trying to generate more support but appeals for help have gone largely unanswered and you can’t have a “national grassroots organization” with fewer than 100 contributors.
From time to time, some partisan political puke will email or confront me in a coffee shop to try and convince me that America will be so much better off with their party in power.
Currently, it's the Democrats who shout from the rooftops that the only thing America needs to cure its ills is to put someone from the party of the jackass back into the White House.
Yeah, right: And there will be pork in the tree tops by morning.
This is what makes the American political system such a laughing stock. When partisanship trumps practical thinking, reason takes a holiday and America loses.
At a John McCain Presidential campaign stop on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, a woman is the audience publicly uttered the words that many Republicans have used in private to describe the party’s concerns with Democratic front runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“How,” the woman wanted to know, “do we beat the bitch?”
At what point did this country lose its way? America used to stand for law, freedom, decency and human rights. When, exactly, did we stop believing on those basic concepts?
We used to be admired around the world. Now we are despised and feared in some quarters and considered a laughingstock in others.
The Senate confirms, as Attorney General, a man who says he doesn't know if waterboarding is torture. Doesn't know? What alternative universe spawned this misguided sub-species?
Remember remember the fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and plot
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot
The English know that ditty as part of the history of Guy Fawkes, leader of the Gunpowder Treason and a plot to blow up Parliament and kill King James I. Many Americans know the poem from the movie, V for Vendetta, which told the story of a futuristic England rules by a despot with strong parallels to the Presidency of George W. Bush.
People, it is said, are judged by the company they keep.
GOP Presidential wannabe Fred Thompson jets around the country on a plane owned by a drug dealer.
A top fundraiser for Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton turned out to be a criminal on the lam.
Even holier-than-thou Mormon Mitt Romney found himself saddled with a top aide who posed as a cop and then ran like hell when another supporter, Sen. Larry Craig, copped a plea for trying to get a blowjob in an airport men’s room.
Erik Prince, owner of the "shoot first and make excuses later" group of mercenaries called Blackwater Worldwide (formerly known as Blackwater USA) claims calling his collection of hired killers "mercenaries" is a "slanderous term."
I don't know if it is possible to slander a slimeball like Erik Prince. A soldier of fortune who built his empire with his daddy's money, Prince is just another killer for hire.
He's also dumb as a stump when it comes to American history.