I almost never talk politics here. I realize this is a huge departure from my norm, and for those of you who like the light stories, politics is the opposite what you are looking for.
But this is where I am in the moment.
Mostly, although I do believe W fucked us almost as far as possible as a country, and I didn't think we could be more fucked or a bigger global laughingstock until McCain-Palin came along, I leave things alone. I don't believe things are that different with most Democrats or Republicans.
Also, almost all my friends are Democrats. And they're much more politically involved and interested than I am. Which I feel grateful for, because they are really smart and motivated and the kind of people you would actually like to see in politics. I can listen and agree and feel good about it all.
So this weekend Nick and I were out running along the river, talking about what a cretin Sarah Palin is, and how she thinks she's smarter than she is, and what an idiot she looked like when asked about the Bush Doctrine.
Now, I have to admit that I didn't know what it was. But I'm not running for Republican vice fucking president. Or Republican anything. Or, really, anything.
Just, you know, running along the river.
Nick says that he's confident more and more will come out that will turn people against her.
My contention is that no matter what comes out, a lot of people will still vote the McCain-Palin ticket. Maybe the majority of the country. The ones who wanted to have a beer with Bush. Because he seemed like a fun guy to hang out on the porch with.
Nick has more hope than I do. But is also glad to have a British passport at this point.
During this discussion, James Carville passed us, going the other direction. Which has nothing to do with anything. It's just so DC.
So Nick was talking about how obviously great abstinence-only education is. And how it clearly works. And is obviously the best thing ever to promote.
And I suddenly had this amazing/terrible thought. What if Bristol Palin had a late-term abortion?
I know this is a terrible thing to wish for, and if I wished for it, it would heap bad Karma on me in 54 different ways.
So we're clear: I'm not wishing for it.
More thinking, you know, it could really tie things up nicely.