Monday, May 15, 2006

"West Wing" Ruminations

Just finished watching last night's final "West Wing" episode on tape. (Recorded it 'cuz it was up against the "Survivor" season finale - I know, I know, but it's our only vice on "stupid TV"!)

The "West Wing" series makes one wish the American public would have a lot more selectivity in choosing our leaders. If only the masses could support a candidate with the courage, intelligence and real compassion for their fellow human beings rather than people of the caliber of George W. Bush. Why can't we elect leaders with the stature of a Josiah Bartlet or a Matt Santos in real life?!?

Maybe we should draft Aaron Sorkin - the creator of the series - to coordinate a candidate and campaign we could all be proud of. Wouldn't that be a nice change from what we have now?

While fast-forwarding through the commercials, I was watching a Senate session on CSPAN in which Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, was pontificating on the immigration issue. He said: "I was in South America last month. While in Nicaragua blah, blah, blah . . ." The fool didn't even know Nicaragua is in Central America. This guy is one of 100 of our top national leaders and doesn't even comprehend elementary school geography. Unbelievable . . . . . .

Somebody help this country get back on the right track, please.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, and even Geena Davis on "Commander in Chief" would be an improvement over what we currently have . . . .