Summer political heat comes to an end

Politically, you could say it was a very eventful summer. Well, it was for me anyway. I thought I would steal the Sports Editors idea and do a little recap of the summers’ political events (the only difference between those Sporty ones and me is I actually paid a bit of attention).

I wrote a letter to the President a few weeks ago, because of all the idiotic things that man can do, he openly condemned gay marriages.

Now, I understand that the average conservative would agree that gay marriages shouldn’t be legal, however, Bush (or should I say Bush’s people) should know better than to alienate one of the fastest growing communities in America.

For those of you who missed it, our lovely President said, “I am mindful that we’re all sinners, and I caution those who may try to take the speck out of the neighbor’s eye when they got a log in their own.”

So much for separation of church and state, he’s quoting the Bible!

Bush also said, “I believe in the sanctity of marriage. I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman, and I think we ought to codify that one way or the other.” On the other hand, asking Americans to “welcome those with good hearts, to be a welcoming country.”

I coined the word “bushocrite,” meaning one who is a hypocrite, but can get away with it because one is president.

Moving away from Washington, although it can be hard sometimes, I had the pleasure of experiencing the New Jersey State Legislature at its most embarrassing moment: the budget.

Ah yes, you really haven’t experienced state politics without staying up all night in a suit for 36 hours straight, doing nothing but waiting for legislators to do something … anything.

It amazes me how adults can say how young people always procrastinate, but then simply watch procrastination at its best in our State House.

I don’t think there is any other job in the state where you can actually stop the clocks because you didn’t finish your work on time (and yes, the clocks in the State House did actually stop at 11:59 p.m. so they can say they finished before June 1).

Though this may not be entirely political, it irked me to see that the blackout across the eastern seaboard was still headline news once the power was back on for two days.

I wouldn’t be surprised if anti-blackout groups come out of the woodwork on this one.

And finally, I have only one word to say on this last topic, because it will have to be an entire article in itself to be discussed: Arnold.

Sure, there is so much more that happen, but the summer is basically over now and it is time to focus on the year ahead.

State elections are fast approaching and if you don’t know what lame duck means, you should find out because it will be very important come November.