I read Calum Cashley's latest blog entry last night and I thought it was something of a poor show to be honest. There is an event planned for later today (which I hope to get to) where Obama supporters in Edinburgh are going to have a bit of a rally, get some US Politics chat going and make a video collage that'll be sent to Barack Obama's campaign as well as go on YouTube. No problem there right? Sounds like a good day out for those who are into that sort of thing?
Well, it seems Calum disagrees. Somehow US Politics is not any of our business (even if the US are cocking up our economy, environment and human rights via Guantanamo Bay).
But no, the main bone of contention is the vitriolic attack on Kezia out of nothing other than spite or partisan politics. I don't know, maybe Kez took the last scone in the Parliament canteen and Calum hasn't quite got over it yet.
I left a comment on Calum's blog and I hope it appears at some point but, given there's a chance it may not, I thought I would register my disapproval here.
Incidentally, I admit there is a chance I've been conned by Obama and his supposedly insincere approach to his campaign, but I think he is almost the perfect choice for America right now. A young optimistic man with his principals in place that everyone, seemingly, can unite behind. At home and abroad he has the potential to really make a difference and start the dawn of a new prosperous age, not just for the rich West, but for the whole planet.
Further to this, the attack of insincerity on Obama looks rather ridiculous alongside Hillary and her claims to have been hailed with sniper fire on a visit to the Balkan regions and also her claims that she was a crucial part of the Northern Irish peace process.
An added twist to this unfortunate encounter is that Calum will be standing in Edinburgh North and Leith, the constituency where I vote and was proud to vote for Davie Hutchison in last year.
Sadly, if this type of low-brow chat continues from Mr Cashley, my Tactical Voting will be brought closer to home and have to be used in a way I hadn't personally envisaged. Yes, the Lib Dems (currently second in the constituency) will be getting my vote.