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Oct
07
2008

I really wish November would just hurry up and get here already. Even after an historically long primary season, it’s the last few weeks that seem to be endlessly dragging.

Yes, I hunkered down and watched the town hall debate between McCain and Obama.

Sure, the networks had some cool angles where I could see the socks and shoes of undecided voters. And it was fun to see how many times McCain uttered, “my friends.” Please tell me someone counted. And I’m endlessly intrigued by Obama’s pronunciation of Pakistan (Pah-kee-stahn).

But really, do we need a third debate? What could they possibly say that we haven’t already heard?

I am just so anxious about the election. And I am completely drained from the political pundits examining every nuance of this horse race. Yet, at the same time, I’m completed addicted to it.

I am getting very close to canceling my subscription to the New York Post. Their political reporting is so egregiously biased that it makes me furious every morning.

But then I think about Page Six with all that fun celebrity gossip.

And I really like the TV section.

And the Post’s headlines are just so damn clever and funny sometimes.

But wait, what about journalistic credibility? What about delivering the news in an unfiltered way? I should really cancel.

But I can’t. I am so WEAK. I won’t even give up my tabloid addiction?! Damn, what happened to the generation who sacrificed everything for the greater good of their country?

My husband Rick, who is an independent, has chosen his candidate. Since he’s a journalist, he won’t publicly disclose his preferred ticket.

But we did have the following conversation…

“Honey, if you had your choice of the Phillies winning the World Series or your candidate winning the election, which would you chose?” I asked.

“Umm….” Rick gave the question deep thought.

“Well, it’s a tough one, ” Rick said as he mulled over the issue some more.

“HONEY! We are talking about the future of this country. You’d prefer some BASEBALL team win the world series than have your chosen candidate be in the White House?!!!!! That is totally, ridiculously insane.”

“Well, it would be a really tough decision but I guess I’d give up the World Series for the Presidency.”

I’m not sure I believe him.

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29 Responses to put chase utley on the ticket

  • Stephanie says:

    I’m ready for all of this to be over! I agree…it is very draining at times yet we can’t stop watching all the coverage.

  • myhouseof6 says:

    one thing we agree on… lets just get to november and let me obsess over something else… greys or housewives.
    i am tired of researching platforms, voting history, the fundamentals of economy… im really getting exhausted.
    i too just want to pour myself into a good issue of people and not worry about my ticket.

  • Cathy says:

    I ordered The Economist because I wanted more unbiased, hard-hitting news about the state of the world, and I can barely get through 1/3 of the issue. Now People, on the other hand …

  • Erin says:

    After all the time I have put in watching phillies games with my future DH, I don’t know what my choice would be. All I know is that I will be a lot happier when the election and baseball season is over!

  • Diane says:

    My 5th grade daughter watched the debate last night for a social studies project. She had to pick who she would vote for based on what she saw during the debate. My husband and I got a big kick this morning discussing what she thought and we could see thru a 5th grader’s eyes – no candidate could give a direct answer to any question! No wonder there are still so many undecideds!

  • I thought last night was pretty interesting (if possible, I am more addicted than you are). Maybe because I watched with the kids and was explaining as we went along, it made it more interesting. Plus, as I mentioned in my post, Obama makes brains look so damn sexy.

    But I digress. The Presidency lasts only 4 years (or maybe 8); but a World Series Championship lasts forever.

  • Daphne says:

    Instead of decided if the paper is worthy or not, do the green thing and just read it on line…then you can save the earth AND skip right to the tvland gossip

  • Quinn says:

    As the wife of a very very sad Cubs fan, I’m tempted to agree with Rick’s thinking. Of course, I may need a few extra goodies thrown in like, perhaps, world peace and a 30% reduction in carbon output by 2009. Okay, 2010 and we have a deal.

  • Robyn says:

    Rick was totally lying. He wants the pennant.

    I’m sick of the debates too — I end up answering the questions myself because I KNOW what they’re going to say.

    I am SO nervous about this election.

  • MN Mama says:

    I am so tired of lawn signs that block my view of nature and those negative ads…. can’t we all just get along? Ugh!

  • amy says:

    But have you seen Chase Utley? I’d totally vote for him.
    I’m just waiting to see who gets more votes, the President or the winner of American Idol.

  • Last election I told my husband I would rather have my NFL team lose every one of their games all season, if only Kerry would win. I got neither! RIP. OFF. (But tell Rick he should try to make that trade-off, anyway, just incase The Gods are listening.)

    But last night I had some good moments trying to decide if I really liked Obama’s tie or if it should have been more blue. And then pondering that Michele Obama was wearing red, like McCain and that Cindy McCain was wearing blue, like Obama. Oh, how I have fallen…

    Anxous, drained, addicted. Yes.

  • shay says:

    It really does seem like a long haul for you guys!
    We (Canadians) head to the polls next week. I actually already voted in the advance polls so I’m done.
    Good luck as you face a pretty tough decision. I’m not sure I’d know who to choose, neither really seems perfect for the job to me. And there’s so much spin around everyone that it’s almost impossible to really know what’s for real and what’ not – yikes!

  • Melisa says:

    With you here, I am so ready for this all to be over. I get so fired up and it seems everytime I turn the TV on it’s on CNN or Fox or something and I just want to scream!

  • Lanie says:

    I hope that Rick is ok tonight – I know it is a tough game to watch for Phillies fans. I also would like it to be November already. . .


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