I might have mentioned that I enjoy Vanity Fair. I read almost every article of each issue and even look at the ads. I like the eclectic mix, the excellent writing, and learning about topics that I would generally ignore. Of course, the magazine’s world view tends to be in sync with mine, which adds to the appeal.
With that as background, I want to point out a set of words, which I found in the Editor’s Letter. Although Canadian, this man tends to favor Democrats more than Republicans. In this issue, he is describing an article in the same issue about President Obama, who must operate behind...”the four pillars of our current electoral system: scheming, nitpicking, bickering, and partisanship.”
I found this to be the best set of words describing what we see playing out in the media each day. I feel sorry for anyone that must put up with such human folly, but the guy must have known that this came with the territory. And, he wants to submit himself to another four years of the same! He must be a sinner, a saint, or a masochist.
When I view the ever-changing field of Republican presidential hopefuls (something I try to avoid as much as possible), I wonder what drugs these people take. How can they imagine that any sane person would vote for them? What to they see in the mirror, when they gaze at the reflection? What sort of smoke are sycophants blowing their way? Do they hold voters in such contempt, that they actually believe someone with a brain would cast their precious vote for such a fool?
Ego is a powerful motivator...and not always in a positive sense...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.