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Monday, October 27, 2008

Luck: A Superstition

I've never had much respect for the concept of luck. Probability seems to be written into the fabric of the universe, and any deviation from the mean is an illusion ginned up in our little brains in that special place that sorts tigers from waving grass. All that said, and I will reiterate, John McCain is one profoundly unlucky guy. Be it gremlins setting off his bomb load on the decks of the USS Forrestall, getting shot out of the sky by a bunch of farmers, losing his family to booze and bimbos on his return from POW camp, the Keating S&L scandal or the selection of Palin for VP candidate McCain  is repeatedly screwed. Did I mention five years of torture?

Now in the fading days of the '08 campaign fortune continues to rain on the Republican parade. Ted "Internet Tubes" Stevens has been convicted, and promised to deliver the reddest of the red states, Alaska to the Dems. 

All evidence to the contrary, there may indeed be a god-ish sort of creature out there screwing with us.

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