Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo, an Iraq hawk, did not serve in Vietnam because he was "depressed" in high school.
Tancredo said he was diagnosed with depression when he was 16 or 17 and received medication for five years for panic attacks and bouts of anxiety and depression....
Lots of guys who did
serve in Vietnam felt pretty anxious and depressed. Heroin addiction, suicide, fragging, PTSD...
In 1972, George McGovern had to dump running mate Thomas Eagleton after the public learned that Eagleton had once received treatment for mental health issues. Does the same standard apply to Tancredo?Huckabee:
We learn that Huckabee once signed a statement about wifely subservience.
A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ.
I once got an inside glimpse of a marriage formulated along these lines. In essence, the woman was forced by her pastor to ask hubby's permission for everything
, including the decision to borrow the proverbial cup of sugar from the folks next door. I've long suspected that "Biblical"-based marriages consist of giving a theological foundation to good old-fashioned BDSM. Such relationships probably work for some couples. The same could be said of the whips-and-dungeons variant.Richardson and Biden:
On the Democratic side, Bill Richardson and Joe Biden say that they will investigate the CIA torture tape scandal. Biden offered the strongest statement:
At a campaign stop at Jameson's Pub in Waterloo on Monday, Biden said the CIA may have violated federal law, and an investigation could result in charges of obstruction of justice. He said the CIA failed to produce tapes for the 9/11 Commission, which had requested all materials regarding interrogation.
Both men show political courage. Recall what happened to Frank Church.Edwards:
He's the only Democratic candidate who would prevail over any Republican candidate, if the election were held today. He would crush Huckabee
by a whopping 25 points.John McCain:
Surprisingly, he is the most electable
of the Republicans, despite his support of Bush and the Iraq debacle.Obama:
Speaking at Universal City's ampitheater -- where, as a kid, I once saw Jesus Christ Superstar
announced the release of his all-important kindergarten documents:
"Pulled a girl's ponytail once. And liked it."
Obviously, he's vying with Huckabee for the BDSM vote.