Thoughts on recent events of the past few weeks:
There has been very little good news out there over the past few weeks, with the exception of the Primary Season coming to and end. Half a world away, Iran continues to be in crisis over their elections and what now appears to be significant voter fraud in more than 50 cities where the number of ballots cast exceeded the number of registered voters. Things have calmed down significantly, but this could be the calm before the storm. What is most significant is that these events have seen Iranian Women taking a big leadership roll in the protests and opposition.
Two prominent Republicans, Senator John Ensign of Nevada and Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina, have admitted to extra-marital affairs. Senator Ensign and Governor Sanford had been reported to both be exploring runs for President in 2012. Ensign was the Chair of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee and Sanford was the Chair of the Republican Governor's Association. Both have resigned from their respective post, dealing another blow to Republican hopes of a resurgence in 2009. The fact remains, the more self-righteous you are the harder the fall. The Republican Party, from top to bottom, keep stepping in it. They are proving that they are their own worst enemies.
Liberty University has finally figured out a solution to their bad press and publicity problems over the last month. Both the Democratic and Republican clubs on campus are recognized as unofficial campus organizations. There is more to this story, but all of this could have been avoided if they had not singled out the College Democrats. Again, and example of the hard fall of the self-righteous and being their own worst enemy.
Lastly, this week has seen the passing of entertainment Icons. Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson have all died this past week. Shockingly, both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson dying on the same day. All three of these people were part of my childhood pop culture. It is going to be a little strange as we move forward after all their deaths. The Vegas Impersonator industry is going to see a huge increase over the next twenty years, as well as Elvis and Jackson sightings. May they all rest in peace.