OK, I’m not big into discussing politics, and I don’t want to blanket the entire Democratic party, but here’s what I just saw/heard.

Last night, President Bush said, in his State of the Union address, “Americans are addicted to oil.”

This morning, on the Today show, my favorite anchor (sarcasm), Katie Couric, was interviewing John Kerry to get his response on the president’s comments. When asked about Mr. Bush’s pronouncement above, Mr. Kerry said, and I quote as best I can remember it, “Americans aren’t addicted to oil, this ADMINISTRATION is!” He then moved on w/o clarifying that statement at all.

Ummm… isn’t this EXACTLY what President Bush meant when later in his speech he said, “Hindsight alone is not wisdom. And second-guessing is not a strategy.”

Mr. Kerry might just as well have said “Nanny nanny boo boo!” Or, “I know you are, but what am I?!?!”

Prominent Democrats need to stand for something, not just contradict everything the president says. This would be better for them as a party, and better for US as a country to actually have productive debate on issues that matter. As was put forth in the following example:

Palin: I came here for a good argument.
Cleese: No you didn’t; no, you came here for an argument.
Palin: An argument isn’t just contradiction.
Cleese: It can be.
Palin: No it can’t. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
Cleese: No it isn’t.
Palin: Yes it is! It’s not just contradiction.
Cleese: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
Palin: Yes, but that’s not just saying ‘No it isn’t.’
Cleese: Yes it is!
Palin: No it isn’t!
Cleese: Yes it is!
Palin: Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of any statement the other person makes.
(short pause)
Cleese: No it isn’t.