Change. God. POW.

While watching the gathering of “rich, white, oligarchs” – exemplified by Cindy McCain’s $300,000 diamond-studded outfit (top that,”elitist” Obama) – that passed for the 2008 Republican Convention, I decided to numb the pain with a little exercise.

By my masochistic count, GOP nominee Sen. John McCain, mentioned his 25 years in Congress a mere eight times.

He brought up his five years as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam 40 times. It may have been more, it was hard to keep up.

“God” and “blessed” were mentioned too many times to count.

And the Republican, who seeks to pick up the neo-Con baton from the GOP criminals currently in the White House, even referred to that woeful prospect as “change is coming” a couple of times.

That’s all, folks.

MICHAEL DONNELLY can be reached at



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MICHAEL DONNELLY has been an environmental activist since before that first Earth Day. He was in the thick of the Pacific Northwest Ancient Forest Campaign; garnering some collective victories and lamenting numerous defeats. He can be reached at