Hmm, sounds like McCain is in a bit of a pickle. I'm very hesitant to totally believe these allegations of a "relationship" with a lobbyist, though, because it's all coming from anonymous sources, and I'm sure there are always people who have a bone to pick and/or an axe to grind. Until someone actually comes forward and claims to have witnessed something, I'm going to take it with a big ol' grain of salt. We have a thing called the right to confront your accuser, and if someone wants to just sit back and anonymously tell stories, I tend to not believe them. I'm also not a fan of people who make up stories, or twist things around to their own advantage, or delude themselves into believing that things happened a certain way...but that's just me. I've also read one of McCain's books, and my impression is that he's a decent guy.
Obama picked up more endorsements from trade unions today, and I hope to watch the debate tonight. I have a feeling the fur's going to fly! Clinton will be ready to fight, but Obama needs to keep his cool. Should be interesting!
To get away from politics for the moment--as much as I'm fascinated by it all, sometimes I need a break--and to the subject of this entry, does anyone else love kitchen gadgets? We have a small kitchen, so I can't have very many, but if we had a big kitchen, I'd probably have just about every kitchen doodad imaginable. (I just ordered a new can opener, and I'm quite excited about it.) I even love the non-electric ones, like cheese graters and silicone brushes, etc. I've also written several times here about the love I have for my meat mallet! I wish I had room for a toaster oven, but I already have several appliances in a cabinet downstairs, so I really don't have room for one. Anyhoo, I loves me my gadgets! Which brings me to this...I heard about it on Bob & Tom this morning:
IT'S A STEAK TOASTER!
Is that the coolest thing, or what?! Its official name is a SteakHouse Indoor Grill, made by Ariete, but it looks like a steak toaster to me. It looks like it has a little grill basket thing, and you put your steak in there, then load the basket into the steak toaster. Your steak is held vertically, and much of the fat drips down. You can also adjust the dial, just like a bread toaster, but instead of light or dark, you make it rare, medium, or well. What a great concept! However, at $220, I don't think we'll be getting a steak toaster any time soon. Drat it all.
Seeing the steak toaster gives me joy. Not just because it's so freakin' cool, but it tells me that if our world's scientists can come up with a steak toaster, they have the ability to do great things. Things like the development of alternative fuels, a cure for cancer, and maybe even a time machine. When I see the steak toaster, I don't just see a simple kitchen gadget designed to cook a single steak. I see hope for the world. <wink>