I don’t really want to get political (again) on this journal, because I’ve been trying to keep it positive around here. But if you’ll forgive me a few minutes of angst…
Good. God. I really didn’t think the American political machine could scrape two sorrier specimens off the bottom of the barrel than they did four years ago, but by golly they managed to pull it off. The front-runners of the two major parties: a woman who even most of my Democrat friends recognize as a transparent political power monger, with only one consistent overriding principle, the acquisition of more power; and a slick used car salesman who hates the Bill of Rights, loves war even more than George W. bush, and is so cynically manipulative that he used his campaign finance reform efforts to raise money for his own campaign.
I’ve heard it said: “well, it couldn’t get any worse”. Maybe I have a more vivid imagination than most. it can get a lot worse.
On the up side, progress marches on, and with a little luck I’ll outlive all of these sorry old hucksters by a good half-millenia or so.