Saturday, August 30, 2008

I'm Back (and Beckett will be too, in a few days!)

Well, in typical Beast fashion, it's been 10 days since I posted, but let's just consider that my homage to Red Sox Ace Josh Beckett, who was scratched 3 separate times from his starts and two days ago I read one of the worst things you can read when it comes to your teams ace starting pitcher - Dr. James Andrews! Thankfully Dr. Andrews has eased the fears of Red Sox Nation, and it appears that Beckett's elbow is structurally sound, no concerns regarding the elbow. The Sox retroactively put Josh on the DL, and he could pitch Friday in Texas. Meanwhile, the Sox keep chugging along, winning 2 of 3 from the Yankees, beating the White Sox last night, and today another young up and comer (21 year old Michael Bowden) from their minor league system gets a shot to pitch.

In other news, both John "insane " McCain has picked his running mate, Sarah Palin? Who? - exactly. Check out this link to a great article from Huffington Post, and this paragraph in particular really captures the legitimate concerns.

It's one thing to discuss how unqualified Sarah Palin is. That's a national matter and huge. But on a grassroots political level, her nomination takes away the Republicans' ONLY weapon in the campaign - calling Barack Obama inexperienced. They haven't even been trying to run on the issues, or on the eight-year record of George Bush, which John McCain has supported almost 95% of the time. They've only been running on the faux-issue of Barack Obama's experience of 14 years in federal and state government. Yes, Sarah Palin is merely running for VP, not president, but with a 72 year-old candidate with a history of serious medical issues, this is who they're saying is able to step in as president in a heart-beat. She has so little experience that she makes Sen. Obama look like FDR, Winston Churchill and Julius Caesar combined. So, the Republicans pulled the rug out from under themselves. They have no issues. The economy? Housing? The national debt? Education? The Environment? Iraq? Afghanistan? Nothing. All they have is "Dear Democratic women: please pretend our VP candidate is Hillary Clinton. Just forget that she's pro-life. And against most things Democrats stand for."

I'll have more to say later, and also a bunch of reviews, as I try to catch up and get back (or maybe begin) to blog consistently.



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