What is it with people this year? I never could get that passionate about electoral politics. Or dream of distorting facts to bolster my candidate.
Have you seen Naomi Wolfe on how “Evita” Palan is the stalking horse for the new fascism, how this will be the last election of our lifetime, and how she & McCain are going to bring in Iraqi troops to patrol our cities? (That if they did it would be a good thing to have an armed populace is not likely to penetrate her tinfoil hat.)
She also thinks that Cheney or Halliburton or something is opening her mail, and STEALING HER KIDS’ REPORT CARDS!
Reminds me of a time several years ago when I was having drinks with an old North Dakota cowboy in the bar. This mad German women who had come to town to see UFO’s (don’t ask) was ranting about various conspiracies against her, winding up with “..and then the Vatican sent a hit team to kill my dog!”
Rink turned to me, spit in his spit cup, and said: “Steve, that lady’s counterfeit. I don’t know what no Vatican is but it didn’t send no hit team after her dog.”
Relax, folks, it’s politics, not life.
And if the thought of either candidate winning scares you, recall the old anarchist joke: “”If God had meant us to vote, he would have given us candidates…”