You know, I think that Gray Davis is the worst governor in the history of the world. I also think that most everybody in California agrees with me. That being said, I'm on his side in this recall business.
It seems like a bit of an end-run for the voters to change their minds only a year after electing the bastard. Shouldn't they be forced to live with their decision for the whole term? Shouldn't they have to deal with the consequences of their actions? Why do California voters get a mulligan?
Why should their screwup result in an unfair and (in my opinion) unconstitutional election, where someone could conceivably win with 8 or 9 percent of the vote?
We had Sam's 4th Birthday Party at Chuck-e-Cheese last week. I think I've finally recovered. It was a rousing success, everybody had a wonderful time, Sam got lots of cool presents, etc. It will (cross my fingers, knock-on-wood) hopefully be the last time I ever subject myself to that.
Bob Hope died today (1903-2003) and I have to go on record as saying that I never thought he was all that funny. His jokes were about as corny as you could get and I always wondered what the troops really thought of him (would they rather be watching Chris Rock?).
That being said, I have untold respect for a man whose chief concern was the spirit of our overseas troops. He could have easily spent his time entertaining folks on this side of the big pond, but instead he devoted himself to trips to Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Germany, or wherever our troops happened to be at the moment. He was a great man and he will be missed.
I imagine that he died wishing he could have performed in Iraq . . . so much to do, so many smiles to make – 100 years isn’t nearly long enough.
R.I.P. Mr. Hope. May the good Lord receive you with favor.