One of the most irritating things to me is when someone answers a query by asking "why not?" For example, if I asked you, "Why would you smoke cigarettes?", I would want to slap you if you answered, "Why wouldn't I smoke cigarettes?" I find it absolutely stupid to answer that way. Sadly, these are the types of answers I tend to hear when it comes to politics. Which is why I won't watch any of the debates on TV.
When someone asks a question, I expect a direct answer. It's obvious that when one isn't given, the person answering is trying to avoid something. It's all such a waste of time to me. Just give me an answer and leave it at that. It also tells me that you have no confidence in the subject or yourself. So, rather than answer directly, you skirt the issue.
So, as to not skirt the issue: this Tuesday, don't vote for McCain. He's just McBush. Later.