Not much blogging today. We lost power (courtesy of the leftovers of Hurricane Ike) Saturday night, and are still dark Monday morning. We've been burning candles (Yay! Working for a candle manufacture has its perks, we're loaded with candles of every description. Our house smells like a bakery located in a forest of fir trees. But I digress...).
So, I missed the chance to respond to this from J.R. Stoodley in the combox;
"Thinking about announcing your candidacy, Tim?"
My fellow Americans, on this occasion, blogging from the Great State of Arkansas, let me say unequivocally and with deep conviction that I have not ever - nor do I now - have any plans to seek public office of any kind. If nominated I will not run. If elected, I will not serve...
For almost any reason I can think of, I would be a terrible politician. No, I'm thinking of getting more deeply involved with this particular race by throwing in with McCain/Palin, volunteering at the local GOP headquarters and hoping that in some very small way, I might influence the organization (and perhaps the next administration) regarding Embryonic Stem Cell Research and other areas of interest (smaller government, stalling government involvement on global warming, staying out of Iran, etc...).
If I throw in with McCain, it seems the sensible and responsible thing to add my voice to those within his camp who oppose ESCR. If I help McCain carry my county, it may be that at some point I'll be able to influence a few people a little farther up the food chain. I do think it's possible he could be influenced and may yet change his position on ESCR. If I learn differently between now and November, though, I can happily vote for Alan Keyes. I have to say, Sarah Palin hasn't shown any sign of offering the slightest resistance to Mccain if he wants to go into Iran. She's also changed her language on Global Warming, which bugs me. She used to talk about human-caused GW with a measure of wise skepticism, but seems to be falling in line with Team McCain on that.
THIS JUST IN - McCain Launches Pro-Stem Cell Ad
This isn't good.