Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Who Didn't See a UFO in the Early '80s?

I am about as nonpolitical as they come these days, and this here blog is by no means meant to be political in nature, but this is too good to pass up. In her new book (which I swear I didn't read), Shirley McClaine states that more than 25 years ago presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich saw a UFO while at her Washington state home. Kucinich was asked by MSNBC moderator Tim Russert recently, "did you see a UFO?" Kucinich replies, "I did,...” before stressing that it was unidentified and reminding the audience that former president Jimmy Carter also saw a UFO. "It's unidentified. I saw something,'' he said. "Also, you have to keep in mind that more- that Jimmy Carter saw a UFO- and also that more people in this country have seen UFOs than, I think, approve of George Bush's presidency.''

Does that make Kucinich a crackpot? Not in my opinion. The term UFO is so generic, it can be anything from a meteor to a weather balloon, and besides, Kucinich has a lot of wild ideas that he has said out loud, but the fact that he claims that he saw something in the sky that he could not identify does not make him crazy. At least he's honest. What’s crazy is Kucinich admitted knowing Shirley McClaine. Not that he has a chance of getting close to the White House, but I’m still surprised the Republicans haven't jumped on this, the only thing I can think of is if my memory serves me right, Ronald Reagan made a similar claim back in the day.

Listening to: Josh Ritter- The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter

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