Thursday, July 14, 2011

Would You Sign This Pledge?

Dear Readers,

Madame L is happy to see that presidential candidate Mitt Romney has decided NOT to sign the Family Leader pledge.

This is the pledge with the preamble saying that it's a historical fact that black children in slavery had a better life, including a mother and father who raised them, than black children have now. It's purpose is obviously not to determine what any candidates really think about the family, but to draw attention away from the important issues facing our nation, jobs, the economy, and the debt ceiling. 

Good for you, Mitt Romney. Some who fell into the trap of signing the worse-than-worthless pledge, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum, are backing away now. Did they (or even any of their staffers) actually READ the pledge? If so, they shouldn't have signed it. If not, they shouldn't have signed it.

Why would anyone sign such a pledge anyway? (Dear Readers, while this is mostly a rhetorical question, Madame L invites your insight.)

And so life goes on,

Madame L

1 comment:

AskTheGeologist said...

There are some stupider pledge-demanders out there, and a lot of people stupider still who have signed up for fear of getting smeared otherwise. Example: the pledge not to raise taxes - OR CLOSE CORPORATE LOOPHOLES. Senator Coburn at least had the courage to back out of this one: 'what's better, caring about our country or about some small constituency?' was what he said when asked about this.