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09 August 2004 @ 11:33 pm
The Daily Show and My President  
I never voted for Clinton, because I was too young. In fact, this election will the first one I will be able to vote in, and I freely admit to being very, very pumped about it. Politics are something that I get excited about, and always have been.

John Kerry is a man I'll vote for, and I think I'd probably vote for him even if I didn't have such a deep seated sense of party loyalty (inherited, weirdly enough, from my Republican father, but hey) or a huge dislike and fear of our sitting president. He seems to be an honorable, decent man who wants to make a difference. I want to know more about how he plans to go about affecting the changes he mentions in his speeches, but I have faith in him. (As my mother says, if Theresa Heinz Kerry can love him, there must be something truly spectacular about him.)

But the fact remains that my president is Bill Clinton. If I could somehow vote for him every election, then I would. He might not be the world's best husband, but who the hell's business is that? He was a fantastic president. He created jobs, and he did good work in this country.

Watching him tonight on the Daily Show made my little heart pitter patter with absolute love. This man, I realized, watching him, is what shaped my political views.

I'm not an apologist, and I certainly know that he wasn't perfect while in the White House, but he was damned fine, and he taught me what I want to ask of a sitting president.

Bill Clinton? I think you're fabulous.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Powder Blue - Barenaked Ladies
hooker 13: political princessamberlynne on August 9th, 2004 08:43 pm (UTC)
Word. Can you imagine Bush trying to give an interview like that? *sigh* I miss having an articulate, knowlegable president.
pure FORESHADOWING: Clark RHPSnifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:18 am (UTC)
God. Fo'shizzle.

*eyes self, suspiciously* I really just typed that, didn't I? Wow.

But, yes -- Bush giving an interview like that would probably cause me to die of shock. I mean, just...fall down. Dead. From the shock.
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pure FORESHADOWING: charisma!nifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:19 am (UTC)
*laughs* Tempting, isn't it? But, nah, it'll be too close, even to display my ever lasting Bill-love.
garryowengarryowen on August 9th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC)
You're right. He was a good prez. Even if a bad husband. *g*

Ulysses S Grant was a drunk.
Jefferson was a slave-owner who died in debt.
Blah, blah. Many presidents had huge faults. They were not perfect men. But if they could lead the country, then why the hell should we care? I think the media should just shut up sometimes.
pure FORESHADOWING: ew bitch - crazyperfumenifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:21 am (UTC)
What drives me utterly bonkers is that the media will yap ON AND ON AND ON about sexcapades in the Oval, which is understandable, as sex sells, and yet when it comes to something like Haliburton's contracts in Iraq and how ilfuckin'legal they are? Not. A. Peep. I mean, shut the hell up about SOME things, media, but not EVERY thing. *grumbles*

God bless the Daily Show.
Teriphilexos on August 10th, 2004 12:00 am (UTC)
My President is Bill Clinton
Heartily agree. The man had guts and brains to excess. Being the Prez is not the easiest job in the world, especially when it's documented minuetely in the press everytime you fart. Yes, I would vote for Bill again. Meantime, I plan to make do with Kerry.

pure FORESHADOWING: broken supermannifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:22 am (UTC)
Re: My President is Bill Clinton
Go team Kerry. And hopefully when (*crosses fingers*) he's in office, it'll feel less like making do than it does now.
Bunglegirl: Wonderfallsbunglegirl on August 10th, 2004 06:58 am (UTC)
I remember the first time he ran I was in high school and couldn't vote but I volunteered for the party.I was living in England the second time around but I voted absentee and that was really exciting. The main thing that bothers me about his administration is that he passed NAFTA. I wrote a paper against it my sophomore year of high school, then he passed it. I don't think it's my business who he has sex with, I care about issues not sensationalism.

As far as this year goes, I am going to be out of the country and won't even be able to vote absentee : ( But I would vote for Kerry. I don't really like him, I don't think he's the best candidate. I personally like Kucinich the best. But I really hate Bush, so I'm voting against him. Isn't that sad?
pure FORESHADOWING: brad sexnifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:24 am (UTC)
His administration did plenty of things that weren't great -- look at their international record. Our behaviour during the Rwandan genocide makes me feel downright queasy, but the thing is? He was still a pretty decent prez, I feel. But, you know, I think that you're right -- what a lot of this election comes down to for me, and like minded people, is "Okay, who's not Bush?"

And that's NOT what elections should be about. *grumbles*
Nebt_Het: BubbleJodienebt_het on August 10th, 2004 07:26 am (UTC)
and can he deliver a speech! That convention speech was a primer in speech 101. He is the master. *g*
pure FORESHADOWING: Bobcatitude!nifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:25 am (UTC)
That he is, kemo sabe. That he is.
.: due south (thefakeheadline)hackthis on August 10th, 2004 08:44 am (UTC)
Watching him tonight on the Daily Show made my little heart pitter patter with absolute love.

I love Bill. Really. Like Dave said, I'd vote for him again if I could. Also, this above line immediately made me think 'pitter patter, let's get at her.' Oh, to be a geeky fangirl....
pure FORESHADOWING: ckr sexnifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:25 am (UTC)
*grins* You know I thought that when I was typing it, right? Becuase I so did.
Lemme know how that works out for youprmalscream on August 10th, 2004 12:19 pm (UTC)
I've always had big, big, Bill love. And as a woman pushing 35 I'd just like to say that it's wonderful to see someone as young as yourself being active and interested in what's going on in the world. I meet so many young people who are apathetic and it makes me very sad.
pure FORESHADOWING: Deathnifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:27 am (UTC)
There are a lot of apathetic young voters, but you know, I'd be willing to say that the young vote turn out for this next election may be surprisingly high. We'll have to wait and see, but I think -- I *hope* -- that the apathy doesn't run as deep as it did in 2000, when we all really learned (hopefully) that it *does* make a difference.
when she smiles it's like a revelation: Snugfox1013 on August 10th, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC)
Dude, I love Clinton.

Almost as much as I love you.

pure FORESHADOWING: angelina sexnifra_idril on August 11th, 2004 12:28 am (UTC)
*snugs back* J'adore ma cherie renard(e)!
Rachel Wilderrachel_wilder on August 11th, 2004 07:25 am (UTC)
Hey...vote in your home state. We need you there. ;-)