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I’ve been biting my tongue about politics and the various campaigns for the presidency. It isn’t because I don’t have an opinion. Hell will freeze over before I am caught without an opinion, let alone one as important as how the next four to eight years of my life will be influenced. That’s right. When you really get down to business, it’s really all about me.
But I have been circling my wagons, and keeping an eye on the situation. It’s quite challenging to watch debates like the one CNN aired last night when I was lovingly kneading what would turn out to be a fragrant braid of Finnish Pulla. Does Mitt Romney ever, EVER stop talking? And does he ever NOT have that smirk on his face? I can barely bring myself to listen to anything he says. And when I hear him, I don’t believe any of it.
Remember the old Charlie Brown cartoons on television? When the adults spoke, they sounded like, “Mwha-wah-wha-mwah-wah-ah…”. That would be Mitt for me, except his diatribe is more like, “blahblahblahblahdee-blahdee-blahhhhhhh. Chuckle.” Go ahead and plug your nose, grin like a silly ass and try it. It’s annoying. He’s annoying. His eyes are glittery, which can’t be good. And he’s accomplished at the “he said, she said” junior high school game which doesn’t look good on a man in his position. Wait. Dubyah’s good at it, too.
Ugh. It’s all so depressing. *this is the part where Chicken Little can be heard saying, “The sky is falling…the sky is falling…”*
Not too long ago, NPR was interviewing people about the Republican candidate they’d most likely vote for and why, and more than one woman in the “my age” bracket actually mentioned that at least he “looked presidential,” and that’s why they’d vote for him.
Don’t you wonder about people who actually don’t have a problem saying things like that for a national audience? Okay, so ANY audience. Oh. My. Gawd.
Or my personal favorite comes from women who state that they vote the way their husbands vote. You know, so they won’t cancel each other out? Huh? They’re kidding, right? As much as one might think these voters could be compared to June Cleaver, I’d say June was a tough mother and most likely had Ward voting her way or else he’d be sleeping with the Beev. Yanno?
And things are finally getting interesting in Cah-lee-foahn-yuh. Lotsa candidates are here in Paradise shaking hands and smootching babies. But Obama has amassed quite the army of young supporters and an impressive cache of funds, so it will definitely be interesting. Especially since one source states he just made a pretty volatile promise. I reallllllllyyyyyyy get sick of all the caught-cha stuff. I’d really like to believe that someone can be taken at face value, be ethical, not an egomaniac, sound intelligent, have a focus that actually has something to do with us…Okay, so this is making me remember that my grandmother always said, “Wish in one hand, sh*t in the other and see which one fills up the fastest.” I know. Gross. But still. It works. You know, as in sh*t happens. Right?
At least the debate tonight will be a helluva lot more entertaining than the Thooper Bowl on Sunday. No rules. Just an “open discussion.” Uh-huh. I’ll believe it when I see it. I could be tempted to keep track of how many power words and phrases are used. Tie the RTR up and force him to watch it with me…
Whip up some appetizers and beverages?
Well somebody needs to blow some life into this place.