so wrong on so many levels
i fear for the future of this country.
i guess its just yet more of the halcyon days of bald political opportunisnm. it apparently long ago ceased to be an issue where one might be from, or on behalf of whom, exactly, one might have an interest to represent. swapping zip codes and political parties is just all part of the game. mitt romney, like all the top kennedys, moved to massachusetts, (though he's had to move to new hampshire), on his road to self-importance. the small time kennedys, and their potential alaskan imitators, make do with rhode island, though hillary pulled a bobby and opted for the empire state and it seems to be doing just fine for her. (i also hear bill is thoroughly enjoying his tour through the real housewives of westchester county). it's pretty old news that john mccain isn't actually from anywhere.
lest we all think its just one more part of the joke that al franken was born in new york, it's fair to remember that he, like joe lieberman in connecticut, actually has his roots there. (though i'm pretty sure al has always been a democrat and won't be speaking at the republican national convention anytime soon, unless it might be to answer to the president's special interrogation team during prime time, should barack's little inquisition brainstorm fly and be inherited by a republicrat (or was that demican?) successor.
connecticut actually seems a pretty fluid place for opportunists. geo dubya bush's story begins there, (though it stopped off for prep school in andover, massachusetts, where he became head cheerleader, which has got to be at least as well-qualifying for national office as being a beauty pageant runner up), before it went back on a bender through new haven with the rest of the skull and bones crowd. (at least between summers in kennebunkport). but what is deafening in its silent omission as part of this story is any mention of what anyone in connecticut might think of their commonwealth's senate representation being trumped by a circle jerk of trumpeting national political gadflies with personal axes to grind.
me, i just think its more important than ever for people to get out and vote to call a stop to all this BS.