Thursday, September 04, 2008

Election Fatigue...Already

I already wrote about how Obama didn't thrill me but since we've had Republicans on Parade for the last week, Obama's looking pretty good.

I've been doing a lot of research trying to figure out just who Sarah Palin is. Joe Biden may be a crashing bore but at least he's not a gun-toting, book-banning, mean-spirited evangelical liar.

In an effort to promote critical thinking in my children, I made them listen to Obama's acceptance speech and then took them out (because we have no TV reception) to watch McCain's speech at our favorite cafe where the other viewers made for a memorable experience. Now at least my kids understand that it isn't only their parents who roll their eyes and groan when Republicans are talking.

I found their responses very interesting. While hearing McCain talk for the umpty-millionth time about his POW experience and watching all the teary listeners on TV I wondered why it was that I couldn't make myself care. The Dark Lord said later that he couldn't understand why virtually all McCain talked about was his POW experience. "It's not like that made him qualified to be president", he pointed out and I realized that was pretty much my view, but in the succinct language of a 15 year old boy.

Meanwhile, despite all the Palin family bombshells, I found out something fascinating on the other side thanks to my friend Ruth. It turns out Michele Obama has a rabbi in her family! I realize it's neither here nor there, but kind of interesting nonetheless.

1 comment:

Mimi said...

I know, talk about a single note.

Interesting about the rabbinical connection.