Thursday, June 09, 2005

McCain at MTV Rock the Vote? Yes.

When I turned to the channel and saw "Rock the Vote," and Sen. Coleman introducing Sen. McCain, my first reaction was confusion. I was trying to recall whether or not I may have missed the fact that the Republicans had established that particular MTV program. Then I heard McAuliffe's name invoked and I knew there was a horrible mistake. Until your article appeared today, I thought it was just me being paranoid. Thank you.

Senators Coleman, McCain, and Kemp should know they did a grave disservice to their office by affiliating with such a farsical project. McCain compromised himself and his office again and it only weakened his appearance of statesmanship so much that it does not matter that he would not discuss his underwear with the young people, as Clinton had done years before. Clinton awarded for "values?" Clinton and "values" in the same breath is an oxymoron.

McCain has to make up his mind to be either an entertainer or a Senator giving the dignity and respect due that office. It was embarrassing to see his pale attempt at self-deprecating humor which, by the way, did not go over all that well with the crowd.

It would be a welcomed sight to see Republicans host young people at an educational conference held to teach them how to respect this nation and its long-held values before soliciting their signatures on a ballot for the sake of swelling their voting rolls.