Saturday, May 17, 2008

A great article on McCain in the Sunday Times magazine.

And the money quote:

"As I said a year ago,” he told me, “I would rather lose a campaign than a war.”

Read the rest.

After all that fuss, the check didn't even show up.

I filed our taxes on time. I designated that we'd like our stimulus check direct deposited. But it did not show up.

Not that it wouldn't have gone directly into my investment account, but still, I can't spend what I don't have, Uncle Sam! And funny, none of the related Web sites tell me what I should do if I do not receive my check.

Advice for the ages.

"I can't believe you thanked _____ in your speech. I mean, it was ______'s fault that we got here in the first place."

"Yeah, but he also stood back and let us fix the problem. He was willing to work with us. And because of that, ultimately, we got what we want."

"But still..."

"Look, I was raised that when someone helps you get what you want, you give them a reach-around whether they really deserve it or not. It's just good, old-fashioned manners."