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By Andrew Pollack on 10/08/2004 at 12:59 PM EDT

Was responding to a note forwarded by family when I wrote this rant -- but decided what the hell, I'll blog it too...

You know, its a shame again this year. Just when the Republicans have gone so far over the rainbow (hm, I don't think they'd like that expression) that they leave themselves entirely vulnerable to a devastating loss, the Democrats field a ticket that is at best completely uninspiring.

The sad reality is that here we have two men with the same stated direction on most of the issues, both white men, both children of extreme privilege, both Yale graduates, both members of the same "secret" society -- it continues to leave a bad taste in my mouth. Meanwhile, the only thing they can work together on is a common belief that politics is a private club and should stay that way.

I'm sitting here with my absentee ballot (I'll be speaking in Baltimore during the election itself) and want to vomit.

It used to be simple -- the Democrats wanted to control my business and leave me to destroy my private life alone if I wished, while the Republicans felt the need to structure my personal choices and hold me to high moral standards as long as I was out of the office (which is entirely exempt from moral choices if I understand their platform correctly). What made it simple was that I could count on the Liberal crowd to keep the Conservative crowd from turning the country into a theocracy, and trust the Conservative crowd to keep the Liberal crowd from turning the country into a socialist model of nearly perfect mediocrity. The biggest tragedy of the 911 terrorism is that it took the eyes of my liberal friends off the ball long enough for some good old fashioned fascism to set in.

I guess I have no real choice but to vote for Kerry -- I'm worried about Cheney's medical condition. Not his heart mind you -- the terrible rash he's gotten from wiping his ass with the Constitution.

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I believe the medical condition you speak ofBy Andrew Barker on 10/08/2004 at 01:41 PM EDT
is actually from wiping his ass with the Constitution after Asscroft does. I've
heard that Asscroft's rash is not nearly painful enough.

It is definately a year for voting for the least offensive member...


Andrew Barker
Interesting. Never thought of fascism as an STD before.By Andrew Pollack on 10/08/2004 at 02:08 PM EDT

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