What a shitty thing to do. I just got back from Germany about maybe 12 hours ago. My wife and I and our cats were up for about 24 hrs. straight. We found a hotel that accepts pets and tried to get some sleep. I don’t have to report to Ft. Bragg for another week, and this being election day I thought we’d at least relax today, and catch our breath. We can look for a home tomorrow.
Plus I figured as long aw we all have a place to saty we can watch the election on TV and chill out in here. After all, this is historic. Jet lag doesn’t mean tired all of the time, it also means I’m still working on central europe time. So after 0500 I could not sleep anymore. I turned on the TV to see what was going on. The first thing I see is a commercial talking about Obama and Rev. Wright. Tagline Obama: Too Radical, Too Risky. It makes him look like Farrakhan. It says nothing about anything Obama may have said, just Wright. I thought this line of attack was over months ago. Its fear mongering, and a pathertic attempt at that. The commercial didn’t appear to be endorsed by McCain, but still, it was kind of distasteful.
I cannot wait until this is all over. The smear attacks, the stupid fear inducing ads, its tiring. Its not the kinda thing that makes you feel good on your first morning back in the USA in almost 4 years. (I’d say the same thing if the commercials were focused on McCain.)