Sunday, December 12, 2004

The things people care about

On a regular basis, I read the paper and think: "Wow, I am really out of step with the majority of people in the world." Today, the article that sparked that thought is this one: "McCain's Steroids Push Puts Him in '08 Mix." This is a guy who's been fighting for campaign finance reform, pursuing graft in military appropriations, and addressing climate change.

Are those vote-getters? Apparently not to the degree that pro sports players taking steroids is:
As the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, McCain will have hearings into allegations that a Washington consultant and lobbyist bilked tribes out of tens of millions of dollars while representing them on casino issues.

He will get involved in immigration reform, overhaul of the Social Security (news - web sites) system, campaign finance reform and global warming. And, then there's baseball and steroids, an issue guaranteed to bring him headlines.
All I can say is it's a good thing I never plan to run for president because I clearly have no inkling what most people care about.

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