There is certainly enough Obama/Biden 08 fodder to write about today, but I’m not going to do it. Frankly, I wish the election was tomorrow so we could just get it all over with. Of course I’m going to vote, and of course I’m going to vote for Obama. He has my vote because McCain is just really evil. Choosing Biden as his running mate simply confirms my initial suspicion about Obama: that he’s not really a progressive agent of change, but that he is simply another politician. When push came to shove, he chose the safe running mate, just like he caved on the FISA, just like he has done on so many issues in the past couple of months. Let’s just get this thing over with, ’cause I can’t really stomach any more talk from the Democratic party about “change we can believe in.”
Hello Santa Claus. Meet the Easter Bunny.
Anyway, some days the muse tells me what to write. Today she’s giving me mixed messages. I had an idea for a particularly snarky post all ready, when I received word this morning that a friend of mine passed away last night after a long, long battle with a brain tumor. She was not a “close” friend, but she was one of those people who made you feel like you were the most important person in the room when you spoke to her. She had an energy that drew people to her. That’s why she was such a great real estate agent, which is how I first met her. It was only after we looked at few houses that we realized we had very close mutual friends. And then we met her partner and realized that she had played field hockey in high school with Unnamed Partner.
She had battled this illness fairly successfully for a long time, sometimes doing amazing things despite her limitations. So as the news that she is gone sinks in, of course the petty sniping and silliness of this campaign season looks just ridiculous. The number of houses, the trip to Hawaii, and who knows what they’ll drag up about Biden. I just can’t get myself worked up about it today. I need to hear real talk about real issues.
Life’s too short to waste on the silliness that has characterized this election year.