Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Mike Gravel - A Closer Look

Mike Gravel is a former senator from Alaska and running for the Democratic nomination for president.

Here are some of Gravel's points that I like:
  • Wants to remove all troops from Iraq (in 120 days)
  • Supports gay marriage
  • Supports universal healthcare,
  • Would give choice between federal plan or insurance companies
  • Supports carbon tax
  • Interested in liquid fuel from hydrogen as alternative energy source

Here are some I don't:

  • Would implement retail tax instead of income tax
  • Wants gas prices to stay the same to force alternative energy
  • Wants to electrify entire transportation in US (too much $)
  • Education plan: longer hours of school

Here are some irrelevant fun facts:

  • Girlfriend stolen away in high school by Calvin Coolidge
  • Is the grandfather of that "Don't tase me bro" guy, and is very proud
  • Ended the armed forces draft but created the lottery in the NBA draft
  • Lived in his '85 Chrysler LeBaron for 12 years
  • Called George Bush "S.O.B." and "idiot" and would titty twist him at first opportunity
  • All of his relatives have changed their last name

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