January 7th, 2008

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Sick of These People!

An editorial that sums of a long-standing feeling of mine quite well:

28 Years with a Bush or Clinton in the White House (and Counting?)
Posted by Joshua Holland, AlterNet

Key paragraphs:
    Bush was his VEEP, and then president, and then Clinton was in office for most of my 20s, followed by the disastrous Shrub presidency. And that's it -- my entire political life, ever since I really started paying attention, has been lived with a Bush or a Clinton in the White House.

    I should note that this isn't meant as a hit on Hillary. I can't imagine a dumber reason to vote for or against someone than his or her last name. But I also have to say that I am, at some deep, animal level -- a level where cold reason doesn't exist -- just fucking sick of these people. [emphasis mine]

This whole DYNASTIC thing, combined with the whole celebrity-as-candidate trend, has long been very annoying to me.