One of my best friends is a government teacher and I have to apologize to her (and any other politically minded people) for the ranting I am about to embark upon.
I apparently am part of the most popular segment of society right now - the officially undecided voter. I am not registered with either political party, and as a result, I have been inundated with automatic calls from mostly Democratic candidates. I have never felt so popular in my whole life! So far, Christine Gregoire (running for governor), Darcy Burner (running for congress), and a few other random democrats have called me personally to request my vote! Sure, their voices sound suspiciously unemotional and they don't respond to any questions that I ask, but they call me! And today, an unbelievable event!
Michelle Obama called me.
No really! It's true! She really did! Alas, I wasn't here to answer the phone, but she left a very nice message....probably....I deleted it.
Which brings me to my main point, and a topic of lunch conversation today. I live in a very wet state, in fact, it's raining right now, and I firmly believe that this is the actual birthplace of mud-slinging politics. I am so unbelievably tired of political commercials, and the most common ones (as in 4 out of 5) are extremely negative, "so-and-so-is-the-devil-incarnate" kind of commercials. You know the kind, where they show the opponent giving a speech in slow motion, so their face is all twisted, and they add a few wrinkles and devil's horns (well, not so much the last one, but still...). I am so tired of hearing the same accusations back and forth - each candidate accusing the other of the exact same things they themselves are accused of.
I respect the fact that this is a historic election - that no matter what the outcome is, we will have a president or vice-president that breaks barriers that have never been broken before. But as shallow as it seems, I just want it to be over.
No more commercials
No more mud-slinging
No more phone calls
No more shove-it-down-your-throat politics
Bring On Tuesday!!!!