Thursday, March 20, 2008

Candidates and Faith

All these people who want to be president have to know their opponents are going to dig into everything from their favorite underwear brand to the ethnicity of their 7th grade crush. Yet they keep doing stupid things like going to churches where people wave the firebrand.

Why don't they all be Quakers? It's a cinch. You sit there on Sunday morning, listening to the birds, staring at other people and wondering what they're thinking about, and trying hard not to break wind in any audible fashion. Every now and then someone stands up and says something wacky. But they have no authority and it doesn't taint you to hear it any more than it does to read a letter to the editor. After three of these little speeches and 47 minutes of bird noises, you all get up, smile, and go home.

Sometimes there's coffee.

Seems like a no-brainer to me.