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.
mama bird notes:
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