I live in AZ district 7, which is near AZ8, where Gabrielle Giffords is facing Jonathan Paton (if he wins the primary). And here in PA you have Fitzpatrick vs. Murphy. Though my tendencies are right wing, and I think the policy on sexual behavior in the military should be dropped only to reinstate the PREVIOUS one, and I do not really believe in a God, all I have to say is THANK GOD the voters in PA8 elected him. I mean, Fitzpatrick--who the hell is he? I'm sure burning the midnight oil for that bar exam in an air conditioned dorm at Dickinson College can produce a cold sweat, and those legal codes are awfully heavy. But from someone who does have a little Army background from recent years, once you leave the service, you see how all the other common people are very, very small, and you are forever far more capable of dealing with everyday problems. I couldn't give a fuck about what he spent on the fliers; Fitzpatrick spent more than twice that in 2006! And is that right, Madonna [the singer] endorsed Murphy? That raises my estimation of her as someone who is on the right page after all. But I already think that the choice is clear, and I'm on the other side of the country. And Giffords, I have some respect for her, but I mean, the epitome of her career was running a tire company, whereas Paton was in Iraq while also serving the state legislature. I always check to see the candidate's military background, and it is almost impossible for me to not support any if they have an Army background.