The Buzz

Now that we've gotten past the lipstick, can we get back to the issues that matter to us, not ones the campaign people want distract us with?

Is Bush running to Texas to “monitor” the approaching hurricane? Oh, I forgot, the GOP Convention is over!

OK, McCain's mom and Reagan have lived into their 90s, but do we need another absent-minded president who dozes in meetings and loses his train of thought? Oops, sorry, W!

Oil is below $100 a barrel and gas prices in Charlotte increase by 45 cents a gallon “because of Ike.” What bull.

Gas prices increase 30 cents a gallon overnight because the oil companies guess the storm might hit them. Every Washington lobbyist for big oil should be run out on a rail.

The sky is falling! You better go out and fill up your gas tank! They jack up the prices to get rich and we help them. Can't believe we keep falling for that Chicken Little story.

In October 2007, comparing his national security credentials to Giuliani's and Romney's, McCain said, “I need no on-the-job training. I wasn't a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn't a governor for a short period of time.” So who'd he pick as his running mate?

Sarah Palin being one heartbeat away from the presidency doesn't bother me half as much as Nancy Pelosi being one heartbeat behind her.