Politics and Poly-Ticks

Seeing as this is an election year, I feel that now is the time to air one of my pet peeves: Re-election campaigns.

The year is still young, and I don’t pay that much attention to the current administration, but I do know that Bush is interested in a second term, and I know that he has quite a good chance of being re-elected. If that is what the Majority wants, then that is what the Majority gets.

It is not that I don’t think incumbents should run for a second term; rather I feel they shouldn’t be allowed to campaign for a second term. The work they do while in office should be more than enough exposure.

Particularly right now, what with the state of the country and the world.

But eventually Bush will start to Ride the Rails and Press the Flesh in his bid for re-election. He will take time off from doing his job in order to convince us that we should give him another 4 years. He will stop doing the job for which he was elected in order to get the chance to do it again.

I am not the most politically astute of citizens, but I know irresponsibility when I see it.

Lest I be accused of partisanship and Bush-bashing, I felt the same way when Clinton hit the campaign trail back in 1996. Democrats and Republicans are equally full of shit.

So, for the rest of the year I would like to see this: Bush just doing his goddamn job. No campaigning, no political rallies, no supporting of persons a or b or c. Just run the country. If he does well, he will be re-elected. If he chooses to skip out for an afternoon to hold a fundraiser, then he demonstrates that he doesn’t take his job seriously and doesn’t deserve to keep it.