Song of the day, for Sen. John McCain

In case you missed it, John McCain had this to say about Rand Paul’s nearly-thirteen-hour filibuster:

“If Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously he needs to do more than pull political stuntes [sic] tha[t] fire up impressionable libertarian kids,” he said. “I don’t think what happened yesterday is helpful to the American people.”

To which I say:

McCain may as well have told all young libertarians to fuck off. If his comments represent the feelings of his party, the GOP has no future.

Confession: I voted for John McCain in the 2008 election. I was young and dumb, and it was the first presidential election I was old enough to vote in. I wasn’t excited about him and didn’t really care who won. The vote was a protest in my mind, even if no one knew about it (it was an absentee vote so it probably wasn’t counted). I was tired of the Obama obsession, particularly among my peers, and needed to be on the opposing side

I’ve never been so embarrassed for having voted McCain as I was today. In 2008, I thought I agreed with the Republicans, but I’ve learned since then. And I can’t imagine supporting them again.


Proud editors at The Atlas Review launch party

Introducing The Atlas Review to our audience.
Natalie and I at the end at the night. Scheming.

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The event will feature Issue 1 contributors Kathleen Ossip, Robert Ostrom, Sam Allingham, Justin Boening, Brandon Kreitler, Ken L. Walker, Matthew Zingg and Michael Simon, Kendra Grant Malone will read for Catherine Lacey and Ana Božičević will read for Eileen Myles, art from the issue will be showcased and swing guitarist Alex Simon will perform.

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