Margaret and Helen

I was pointed to Margaret and Helen’s blog by an aunt (I have five and Peter has seven, so it’s easy to happen – well, expect for the part where I doubt Peter’s aunts read the interwebs. I digress). My first thought, was oh dear – old people and technology, not always a good mix. But look at their spunky banner picture! I hope I’m still scooting around at 82.

And then I read.

Well, I thought it was a good debate.  My hats off to Bob Shieffer… and my blouse too if he plays his cards right.

That right there? Nearly made coffee come out my nose.

Helen is brilliant (maybe Margaret too, but apparently she lives in Maine and would prefer to use the phone over her computer. Bygones).

Actually, let me state that a little differently.  ALL OF US have to call “bullshit” right now.  There is too much at stake.  You can’t agree with George Bush all of the time and then say you are about change. You can’t say the economy is strong in the morning and then say it’s a crisis that afternoon.  You can’t be about deregulation for 25 years and then suddenly be against it.  And for God’s sakes war can’t be the answer to everything.

You just can’t teach an old dog a new trick… even if you put lipstick on it.  Change is needed.  I know because I am a fat, old dog.  For too many years I’ve been eating more pie than I should.  Jenny Craig had me doing pretty good for a few years but eventually I started eating pie again.   John McCain has been part of the Republican party in Washington for 26 years.  It doesn’t matter what he has been saying the last few months, eventually he’s going to eat the party pie again.  He’s old.  I’m old.  That’s what we do.  We don’t suddenly switch to salad.

Obama should pair her with Sarah Silverman, imagine the ads they could come out with.

Whether it’s a farce or not. Whether it started out like they said and their grandkids hijacked their blog – I don’t care. I need some entertainment. And news that Sarah Palin will be on SNL just isn’t doing it for me.

Maybe once I find all the pieces of my mojo, I’ll go interview Helen for you. As Caribou Barbie would say, “That would be a hoot.” *wink*

4 smart people left their mark:

  1. Halimah, 17. October 2008, 13:34

    Wow! How cool ~ they need to meet my 81 year old mother. They’d get on famously.

    Halimahs last blog post..More Keith

  2. Pamela, 17. October 2008, 19:36

    I think I’m going to have to add another blog to my reader.

    Pamelas last blog post..just read the whole thing. it won’t hurt you.

  3. Grandy, 17. October 2008, 23:21

    Finding a fun blog is always a great thing!!

    Grandys last blog post..Don’t Threaten My Dogs

  4. Kelly O, 21. October 2008, 8:06

    That was GREAT! I’m totally going to have to add their blog to my already bloated feed reader, too.

    Kelly Os last blog post..I am an artist, my medium is cupcakes