Just when my faith in mankind as a species was in extreme sag mode, we are blessed with another presidential election year. We couldn't be more fortunate. Suddenly, those 2004 swift boat boys are reemerging from the stagnant slime mold infested bathtubs where they've hibernated since torpedoing wimpy Vietnam hero and presidential candidate John Kerry's bid for the oval office.
Coming in their brightly colored little yellow toy submarines with proof Obama is a suspicious character who refuses to wear a cheap US "made-in-China" lapel flag, or place his right hand over his heart (maybe because he's left handed and that would place his left palm over his right lung?) while reciting the pledge of allegiance, they also come with the rumor Obama is an extremist muslim on a secret mission to destroy the US from within for our enemies, the terrorists. This from extremist right winger slime boat captains who see nothing wrong dragging the country into the international sewer of political opinion in blind support of their president, Bush, as he lies, wages endless wars, tortures and dismantles American's constitutional rights in the name of security.
One must wonder who's really the greater internal threat to the security of the nation -- Bush, his blind swift boat lackeys or Obama.
But as if that weren't enough, there surfaces a picture of Obama on the Drudge Report allegedly sent to Drudge by the Hillary Clinton camp. It's from 2006 in which Obama donned traditional dress during a visit to Africa.
When asked by ABC News' Teddy Davis and Jacqueline Klingebiel about passing the photo to Drudge, Hillary "did not flatly deny the Drudge Report's charge that her campaign leaked a photo of rival Barack Obama in traditional African dress," calling the incident "laughable."
I can only conclude that maybe Barrack's scaring the hell out of a lot of people because suddenly the torpedoes are not just coming from the swift boat captains on the right, but maybe from Hillary on the left as well.
One thing's certain: There'll be no shortage of things to talk about this year!