I don’t know where this ranks on the ‘never heard of Justin Bieber-o-meter’ but I had to look up GOP today when I read that Christine O’Donnell of the ‘Unwitchy Party’ had criticised this body for a ‘lack of support’. For any others who are as ignorant about American political terminology as me it’s the alternative name for the Republicans and stands for Grand Old Party. Yeehaa!
We were talking about Obama last night and about how difficult it is to disentangle what’s going on there. I can’t tell whether he’s not doing very well because of his skin colour and the smears about his Muslim-ness or whether he’s not doing very well because he’s not that good at being a President. I heard a correspondent on the radio at lunchtime saying that Obama is suffering because of the economic situation which has not improved in the general experience/perception, or in fact, over his two years in office, but that beyond that he ‘doesn’t do the cheesy stuff at all’ such going to church with his wife and children (apparently saying he likes to pray in private, this, also apparently, gives rise to the ‘secretly Muslim’ claims) or posing around being a good ol’ family guy. If that’s right then he’s creating his own problems isn’t he, because at some level any job involves playing the game. It’s something I find impossible to do; that’s why I haven’t had an employer since I was twenty-odd and (partially) explains why I go through publishers like other writers go through ink cartridges. Only partially, though; only partially.