A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, August 29, 2008

You Got Me.

I don't usually discuss politics on this blog. There are plenty of blogs for that. I like to consider my humble offering an oasis from the shrill harping of politics. This November held an unavoidable issue though.

I had two damned good reasons not to vote for the Obama/Biden ticket. Gun control and socialized medicine. The reasons for voting against Obama were clear, but even more clear with Biden on the ticket. As a Navy man, I had my leanings, but I lacked a reason to vote for McCain.

That's over. Sarah Palin. Governor of Alaska, on the ticket as VP. The choice between Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin is crystal clear. I have a reason to vote for McCain now.

I came home from work today with Gustav on my mind. Thoughts of evacuees filling the hospital, and the need to provide critical medical and nursing support. I am on call for the usual emergencies this weekend, and on standby for evacuation support, but it is difficult not to raise a glass in support of this decision.



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19 Comments:

Anonymous ditto said...

Yeah!
Stratigic thought at it's best.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Socialized medicine? Please. Stick to talking about guns. You are apparently completely unaware of all the damage Bush has done to this country and McCain will be worse. I was in the Marine Corps btw and am a disabled combat veteran. I was not some pogue sitting on my ass. McCain has consistently voted against veterans rights and medical care and apparently you are blissfully unaware of that as well. Amazing.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make that two now, Palin has my vote! She is a leader, one that we need for the next 4 (or more) years.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Yeah Anon........Socialized medicine. You want somebody to help you buddy? Pay for it.

Your dumbass post is exactly why I seldom post politics. Your disrespect for me and my service is readily apparent. You do not know if I am a disabled vet or not. You do not know if I am a combat vet or not. You do not know if I lost a son or not. You do not know a damned thing about me. You think your disability gives you the right to tell other people how to live as well as how to vote. If you were in my home I would throw you out.

USMC? Whoopde fuckin' doo. Disabilitry? So What? Do you think you are the only one that went in the military and got out disabled? Or do you think crippled Marines hold some special status above other disabled vets? Thank you for your service jarhead, and sorry you got your little maureen ass hurt.

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Leonard said...

John McCain is a disabled vet.

5:29 AM  
Anonymous Stephen said...

IMHO, they should change the ticket to Palin/McCain. She's a breath of fresh air...and Xavier, great comment to the 'windbag' former Marine.
Thanks.

6:54 AM  
Blogger DJK said...

I second that!

12:00 PM  
Blogger KJ said...

I've been crowing for months that I'd vote third party unless McCain put Palin on the ticket. Just when I thought I was safe to pull the plug on the GOP this year, he goes and does the right thing. Maybe the GOP is not as out of touch with American conservatives as I thought? Or maybe she's just a dangling carrot they are using. Either way, I can't NOT vote for Sarah Palin. She's my hero.

Great post.

KJ

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about:

PALIN/JINDAL 2012?

1:46 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

I don't think Palin is a very good choice but we will see. Plenty of conservatives don't think so either. It makes McCain look desperate. Your second video is based on a well known lie. I would look into that if you want to sound credible.

3:43 PM  
Blogger DouginSalcha said...

Xavier,

Thanks for the post; as a resident of Alaska (and a retired Army MSG), I concur. I will miss her but Sarah Palen is the best thing John McCain could have done to redeem himself in the opinion of this Conservative Republican American. I don't much like John McCain (but I dislike BHO even more than JM), so this is a big improvement for me.

Also, I cannot help but wonder if the anonymous 'former marine' wouldn't have been a statistic instead of a currently disabled vet were it not for the bravery of a Navy Medic who probably risked his own life to save a wounded dirtbag (excuse me, marine).

BTW, thanks for your service!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

"Your second video is based on a well known lie. I would look into that if you want to sound credible."
Terry,
I do not generally do politics here, so I have no real interest in looking into anything. You are welcome to elaborate though. A link perhaps?

7:55 PM  
Anonymous another disabled Marine said...

Looks to me like a marine needs to grow a pair, get off the government tit and get a job.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grow up Marine.

6:28 AM  
Blogger Mushy said...

She had me with that first smile!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Alex said...

Thank you for your service, Xavier.

I love that second video.

"Who Do You Trust? A Naval Officer or a Lawyer"

That's got to leave a mark.
Palin's addition to the ticket has completely changed the dynamics of this race for me. After McCain's deplorable policy choices over the last 8 years, there was just no way I could support his campaign. The prospect of Sarah Palin as his VP has changed that. Palin/Jindal 2012! France will probably surrender on her first visit to Europe.

I suspect a bloody civil war within the Republican party between the corrupt, enrenched RINOs who have lost their way and torn up their Contract with America, and the conservative base (Palinites??) is about to break out. Hopefully, the Palinites will clean up the party.

If Palin really is "A Heinlein character come to life" as was stated on Lady Tam's blog, I need to start reading Heinlein ;-)

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Jack said...

Wow, you are truly a great source of information on all levels. I never knew about her till this article. Thanks.

10:50 PM  
Anonymous one legged soldier said...

Take your pity party somewhere else moorene.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After making one bad decision after another, Obama failed the test of nominating a VP who could represent his claim of change.
Apparently, the old man McCain has more guts and vision to nominate a historical VP, who has united and energized the GOP literally over night. Sen. Obama has become another status quo Washington insider. What a putz.

4:34 PM  

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