Want to keep arguing?
No, because all your arguments are going to come straight from Bush's carefully crafted agenda.
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Want to keep arguing?
thisthis, you're in over your head debating terrorism issues with me. Trust me. About the White House, I have no family connections. I got it on my own through hard work and persistence--no brownnosing required either.
And to the person who is moving to CA, congrats, move where you wish. I think that's great, but the partisan divide in this country results from people like you using hyperbole on everything (Republicans are fascist?). Give me a break.
By the way, you guys are all really cool for bashing someone else. I substitute teach right now at a local middle school and your behavior is very close to theirs.
Jeez, I agree with you thisis1984, but do you have to be so harsh?
By the way, what color are we at today? I can't look outside because of all the plastic wrap and masking tape on my windows.
I had friends who did the unpaid, no brains required work. McCain paid his interns (there were three of us). We didn't have our own offices, but we had a good setup in the SROB (on the Hill...in McCain's office).
Bottom line, there are a lot of undergrad internships that suck. Mine, for the most part, did not. Without that McCain campaign experience (where all I did was walk my neighborhood and raise money for him...$600 in two nights and make phone calls to New Hampshire and a couple other states), I wouldn't have gotten the McCain Senate internship (worked on defense and foreign policy issues for McCain). Without that, I wouldn't have gotten the House Policy and House Homeland Security Committee internships. And without those, I likely would not have gotten the White House internship. And I've read online (Princeton Review article) that the "best thing a new graduate can have on his/her resume is a White House internship).
They add up.
And about the McCain/Bush thing, I was bitter about it for a while. I thought McCain got a raw deal. But I'll tell you what, I have worked on a plethora of campaigns (US Senate, State Assembly, Presidential, ballot initiatives, etc) since then. Politics, like it or not, is a dirty business. I've seen much worse than the McCain/Bush thing (although it was unfair and wrong).
The reason I opposed Bush in the first place is because I didn't think he was ready for the big office. While about half the population still thinks that (some for good reasons and some bad ones), I lived in DC on 9/11 and my dad worked at the Pentagon. I saw the smoke from my dorm window. I spent hours trying to find out if he was dead or alive. I went to the Pentagon the next day and saw the wreckage. I saw the armed hummers at every major intersection in DC for days and weeks afterward. To ME, Bush proved himself on 9/11 and in the aftermath. I got tested for anthrax because I got sick (ended up being a cold) while working on the Hill during the anthrax darn. I don't agree with or like everything he's done since, but I got his back until he leaves office for how he handled that situation.
For the record, I never got coffee for McCain's assistant while I worked there.
I plan to get out of my job sometime at the end of June, give up my car for two months, eat lots of cheap things like beans, rice, bananas, and apples, and basically live like a hippie biking around the city, swimmming in only the free places, crispyfrying my skin into an incredible tan, attending free yoga classes at a local coffee house, and editing a novel I wrote just for the hell of it during my crappy job this year. (yes, crappy enough that we have enough free time to write novels. you can imagine how much it pays:P needless to say it makes the decision to quit relatively easy.)
Yeah. That's about it. I can't wait.
I've lost my respect for Springsteen after his rabid support of Kerry.