Wiferoo made vegan lasagna last night (orgasmic) and I got a bottle of wine and we talked about how the world is so f-ed up that Ahnold Schwarzenegger is making a lot of sense these days. He philosophically tore Rush Limbaugh a new one yesterday, while John Bolton was on John Stewart earlier in the week defending everything and anything conservative.
It dawned on me that there are 2 very distinct philosophies at work in government. The vast majority of people on both sides of the aisle are there to promote their side's agenda. The minority are working to promote what the majority of people want, which is, I suspect, somewhere in the middle. I believe that elected officials should try to represent what their constituents want, not what their party wants. Bush has surrounded himself with "yes" people, whose loyalty to him and the Right is valued above what the country wants. Bush thinks he and his folk know better than anyone else. Yet he won the election by a hair - thus he's ignoring half the people in this country.
And on that tip, any time you ask a politician why they won't talk to people like the Pres of Iran, they say it's because they "don't negotiate with terrorists". I think it's because they have no balls. You think Ahnold would be afraid to tell that guy what time it is? I don't think so. Kristy said that not only would he not be afraid to meet with him, he'd go over there wearing his Terminator outfit and scare the sh-t out of them.
Now, I'm not touting Ahnold as some political savior, I just think he's got the right idea as far as trying to represent his constituents, rather than his party. He's pissing off a lot of Republicans in doing so. Good for him.
Ok, now to update myself - here's what you did this week:
Rode SS tuesday, back killed, need to lighten SS with XC fork, lighter rims. Got about 10 painful miles in.
Wed: back on the squish and boy did it feel good. Another 10 or so at a decent pace.
Thur: played soccer for the first time in probably 8-9 months. It was fun - I wasn't in bad soccer shape, and I stretched a lot before and some after, so I am not as sore as I thought, which is good because I have a group ride tonight (pain train), then I'm going to do a solo interval ride in the AM, followed by leading a group ride for off-capers.