Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

October 1, 2004


Filed under: Bunker's Favorites,Politics — Bunker @ 5:46 am

I didn’t watch the debate. I had no reason to. I, like almost everyone else who will actually cast a ballot November 2, have already decided who I will vote for. And somewhere in Texas, an illegal vote will be cast which negates my legal one.

I won’t waste time surfing today because the talk will all be about the debate. As if the words spoken last night have any real meaning. I think I can see these two men quite clearly through the actions they have taken–their records of accomplishment or non-accomplishment. If we view only the most recent three years, it is quite clear which man puts this country ahead of others, and ahead of his own personal future.

People forget how politically dangerous it was for us to go into Afghanistan. All the talk is of Iraq. Bush did what needed to be done, and his political opponents–ones who now would say doing it was right–predicted doom and gloom. Think of that for a minute and try to remember. Today those same people claim going into Iraq distracted us from doing the work they didn’t want us to do in Afghanistan. They would say Bush took a political gamble and won. I say Bush ignored politics and did what he was supposed to do as President.

The same doom and gloom hung over our involvement in Iraq. Millions would die. Refugees would flood the neighboring countries. There would be a human catastrophe. Didn’t happen. And the problems there now are the result of the doom-and-gloomers trying to turn Iraq into the new Vietnam, because they’ve said it is. They want it to be.

Bush may not have a future in politics after November 2. I don’t think he will lose any sleep over the decisions he has made if he does lose. He has been Presidential. Which is what we hired him to be.


  1. I have nothing more to add besides a Hooah.

    Comment by Sarah — October 1, 2004 @ 6:39 am

  2. I couldn’t agree with you more.

    Comment by Lorie — October 1, 2004 @ 9:59 am

  3. I am curious as to why you would suggest that there would be an illegal vote in Texas to counter yours? I’ve lived in New Mexico, where illegal voting is rife, and I now live in Texas where you get a background check before you get a voter’s card or a driver’s license. Please explain. E-mail if you like.

    Comment by DagneyT — October 1, 2004 @ 4:09 pm

  4. There will be illegal votes in every state.

    Comment by Bunker — October 1, 2004 @ 4:19 pm

  5. Don’t forget Poland.

    Comment by curveball — October 1, 2004 @ 8:17 pm

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