I also like the Perfesser's "solution." He didn't get mad; he didn't get even; he kicked sand in their face by explicitly stating his intent to vote against their candidate. His later change from Boxer to Gray is fine, too. I do object to one thing that his correspondent said, though: "Boxer is a contemptible excuse for a human being…" No, she isn't. She is a professional politicianand therefore wholly unrelated to human beings. She and other professional politicians get no contempt from me, regardless of party affiliation or ideology. They are beneath contempt.
29 September 2004
at 11:38 [UTC8]
The Perfesser had an interesting fund-raising experience yesterday. I'd like to say I'm surprised, but I'm not. I still get tons of money-begging circulars from the RNC based on my history as a commissioned officer. Statistically, that's not an unreasonable assumption; according to a survey done in the late 1980s and early 1990s, only 7% of USAF line officers did not identify themselves as "Republican" or "Not a party member, but votes Republican." I'm one of that 7%; not only did I see my commission as prohibiting party membership, but both major parties are too corrupt and conservative for my taste.