Okay, Edwards is out.
I don’t regret my support for him. I don’t regret my donation to his campaign. If Edwards’s presence in the campaign and in the debates pushed the national dialogue (for Democrats, that is, for all I can tell the Republicans are still arguing about the size of their wieners) toward the issue of poverty, and how our government is essentially owned by corporations, then it was money well spent, and support well deserved.
I am still mulling over my vote for next Tuesday. As I’ve said before, I’m a muller. Maybe some of my readers only see me as someone who is, um, a tad opinionated, but you don’t grow up a Democrat in Indiana without acquiring an ability to maybe not appreciate, but at least see, different points of view.
In other words, what y’all see is the end result, which I freely admit can be a bit forcefully stated, and not the process, which is usually a pretty slow train coming.
Spooney can attest to this, as he must suffer through my general daily preoccupation, and my frequent inability to be decisive in what most people would consider a normal time frame.
For example, on any given Saturday, after hitting the farmer’s market, we generally stop somewhere for breakfast. So there is a discussion in the car that goes something like this.
Spooney: Where do you want to go for breakfast?
Me: I don’t know. Where do you want to go?
Spooney: We could go to Frank’s. Or the Tally
Me: (thinking) Hm.
10 minutes go by.
Me: So are you going to turn here for Frank’s?
Spooney: I didn’t know we were going to Frank’s.
Me: You asked me to decide.
Spooney: Yes, AND YOU NEVER ANSWERED ME.
See? I take so long to decide that I forget that part of making a decision is communicating that decision to the interested parties.
So readers, I’m a bit crazed at work right now, but believe me, I really am mulling over a number of things, included that insanely disingenuous State of the Union, Bill Clinton’s shameful Barack Obama = Jesse Jackson volley, the struggle among Republicans in congress to portray the extension of employment benefits and food stamps as DEFINITELY HELPING THE TERRORISTS, and the recent decision by Michael “I’m different than Gonzalez, I swear!” Mukasey that, as the top law enforcement official in the
So, I don’t know, stay tuned, I guess.