Friday, November 14, 2008

Let's go - Chandrayaan!

This morning Chandrayaan landed an impact probe on the moon. For those that don't know what it is - look this up.

' (CNN) -- A TV-sized probe adorned with a painted Indian flag is set to crash on the moon Friday as part of New Delhi's first unmanned lunar mission. The craft is carrying payloads from the United States, the European Union and Bulgaria, and India plans to share the data from the mission with other programs, including NASA.'

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

'My Friends, It's All Over'

Finally Over for Sen. John McCain.

I can't forget McCain vs. Bush (nasty!) during the 2000 campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. McCain gained fantastic momentum after winning the NH primary by a mile, and was a media favorite. The Bush camp ran an appalling slanderous attack soon afterward. And then W. won the nomination, and John McCain called him 'My friend George...'.

It should have been him in 2000.

John McCain was implored by John Kerry to run with him on the Dem ticket in 2004. Two decorated vets running together against the ex-Texas National Guard airman, and the double draft dodger - very attractive. McCain anyway was far from being the President's best friend.

He'd have been a heartbeat away from the Presidency in 2004.

This year he came back from the dead to be the Republican nominee - a win in NH again. He had the nomination in the bag early, while the Democrats battled right through to June. It was supposed to him vs. Hillary, and there was a good chance given how 'polarizing' she is.

So where did this Obama guy come from?

It so could have been him in 2008.

Unfortunate, never mind the historic election. I always thought he was a decent man. The evidence is there in his gracious concession speech, his great sense of humor and his handling of anti-Obama hotheads on the campaign trail.