I try not to play politics. I like to believe that I can talk to folks on both sides of the aisle. However, I seem to be falling back into my younger, angrier, more partisan ways.
Or perhaps it’s just too damn easy to make fun of David Vitter.
In his latest newsletter, Senator Vitter has posted the photo above, with the caption, “Here I am pictured with representatives of the Louisiana Green Building Council when they came by my DC office to talk about the efforts and goals of their organization.” Of course, in the newsletter, there’s no story about the meeting or what came of it, just the photo — complete with Vitter looking as if he’s counting the seconds until he can slam the door in these treehuggers’ faces.
Below the image and caption, there are stories about Vitter’s attempts to prevent federal dollars from going to ACORN and the importance of drilling for oil on the Outer Continental Shelf (which even the conservative Washington Post considers a bad idea). On Vitter’s thoroughly delightful website (which, yet again, fails to match up with the teaser links in the newsletter, which, yet again, leads me to believe that the site is designed by Vitter himself), much of the other news has to do with remembering Hurricane Rita, Vitter’s disappointment that no one — not even his cronies — liked his “anti-czar” amendment, and his efforts to prevent housing support from reaching, you know, people in public housing. Stay classy, Dave.
Also, Dave hates the gays. Not a good thing in my Little Pink Book.
Not so long ago, I’d just let all this pass. But now, I feel like I did in my 20s: angry and impatient. If I have to hear Vitter or Glenn Beck or even our governor (whose top labor official is telling everyone within earshot that Louisianans are too damned smart) spout nonsense about all the “freedoms” we’re losing under Obama, I may go ballistic. Seriously, people: enough with making socialism a scapegoat. I refuse to demonize Sweden.
I’m just sort of rambling here, aren’t I? I should probably quit while I’m behind.
In other news: I played tennis for the first time in two years last Sunday. My backhand, she still sucks.