I’ve had a few emails from people recently asking me why I haven’t written about politics in awhile. I’ve had to ponder this a bit.
1. I’m weary of it all. I still can’t wrap my mind around the fact that George W. Bush is in the White House and so I’m just counting the days until he’s not. (663, in case you’re wondering – you can find a counter at http://newprez.com/index.jsp?key=20070325PM)
2. Our government hasn’t done something like let people die in the streets of New Orleans in awhile. I’m hoping we can go another 663 days without this administration being faced with something else they’re incapable of handling.
3. It seems that, finally, other people have awakened from their very long slumber and gotten interested in seeing us get out of Iraq. I feel less need to be talking about it every few days because others are. Finally. It doesn’t mean I feel any differently, but I’ve stated my views already and there are finally new voices to carry it on. In case you missed it – War is Stupid. This War is Extra Stupid. The Iraqi War has nothing to do with terrorism and everything to do with oil. I support the troops by wanting them home, instead of being blown up in the Iraqi desert. I want us out NOW. I don’t give a flip about a plan – fly a plane over and load up our troops and bring them home. This is a civil war and it ain’t none of our business. It’s another Vietnam because we don’t learn. OK, some of us do. But then there’s bloodthirsty Bush. Nothing good is going to come of this.
4. I’m still mad as hell and it’s just not good for my stomach lining or blood pressure to remind myself of it any more than necessary. Isn’t it funny how you can scarcely find anyone who voted for Bush, and yet he won a majority of the votes. It’s the incredible vanishing voter – particularly noticeable in this Republican stronghold. You used to see “w” stickers every few cars. I haven’t seen one in months. My guess is that sales of scraping razor blades have increased with the death tolls.
OK, there’s the short version. However, naturally, I reserve the right to rant at any moment.