Too bad Anderson Cooper did not provide a better, more professional service to the American public during the Republican presidential debate held last night. Perhaps he would have if the debate had been held outside on a playground instead of inside a library. Perhaps if he had been supplied a whistle instead of a microphone he would have understood his duties more readily.
While I do not agree with virtually all of John McCain’s policy positions, I do consider him a true American hero and respect him a great deal. However, as the two “leading” candidates for the Republican party, I would hope that both John McCain and Mitt Romney would start behaving like presidential candidates and not playschool children.
While I understand the reasons why John Edwards is suspending his campaign, I am disappointed to know that he will not be participating in the California debate. His voice during the debates was an important one for me. In a race that is beginning to have much too much emphasis on being FOR Barack and AGAINST Hillary or FOR Hillary and AGAINST Barack, I found John Edwards to be THE voice for many, many Americans desiring this race to be about the issues and not the next political superstar. My hope is that John Edwards will continue to receive media attention, but knowing how the media thrives on creating controversy rather than being an impetus for positive progress, I have only hope.
To read John Edwards speech delivered in New Orleans just a short time ago:
The following is my letter sent today to all Fox News Sponsors…
Dear Fox News Sponsor:
RE: Fox News and John Gibson’s Public Commentary Regarding Heath Ledger
I write to you because I recently discovered my tolerance level for public abuse of freedom of speech by a paid broadcaster. We each have our own levels of tolerance and I respect the levels set by the Board of Directors and/or CEO/President of your company. However, John Gibson surpassed mine with his publicly stated, insensitive comments directed at a recently deceased young man Mr. Gibson admits to not ever having met.
I continue to be appalled by John Gibson, his colleagues, and Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox News. EVERYONE should be shouting out at the top of their lungs about how wrong John Gibson’s actions were and continue to be. His actions are deplorable.
Listen to the following:
My hands continue to shake as I type this blog. The shaking first began when I logged into my Takepart.com account and read a blog by Giulia Rozzi. The blog was listed under the film category and that caught my attention. Saying that I was not prepared for what I read and listened to is an understatement. Please judge for yourself the actions by Fox journalist, John Gibson and his colleagues. Listen to the link provided within the following blog link:
John Gibson’s and his colleagues’ actions at Fox regarding Heath Ledger in his life and most sadly in his death are beyond explanation and excuse.
The following is a paper on understanding Social Security I wrote for a Business Law class while obtaining my MBA. The paper was written in 2004, but because it is more or less a “how does Social Security work and why is it important to me” type document, it is very relevant today — especially as we enter into the 2008 elections. While hope is wonderful, it is not a plan. Find out what your candidate’s PLAN is for Social Security. If you are yet to receive Social Security, this issue EFFECTS YOU!!! It effects all of us.
Understanding Social Security and the Concern for the Future
Created in 1935, the Social Security system was designed to provide the American workforce with an additional source of retirement income. For over 70 years, many of America’s elderly have relied on the benefits of this system to help meet their financial needs in their retirement years. With the demographics of the American workforce changing, can Americans continue to rely on Social Security for their future?