Monday, September 08, 2008

Just Imagine

It seems like years ago that I sat in Central Park's Strawberry Fields and tried to wrap my tired brain around all that I had seen, heard and felt during the DNC. There was so much intensity and history-making that I'm still absorbing it all.

My favorite part: Taking the light rail home at the end of another action packed day and delving into deep conversations with anyone and everyone. Those cars were buzzing! One night, I had a terrific discussion with this lady - who so sharp and inspiring, I didn't want the ride to end.

Being in the audience at Invesco for Barack Obama's speech was one of the most exciting things I have ever witnessed in my life. The experience was nothing like a concert or a sports event - something much bigger and yes, even spiritual. I'm telling you, doing The Wave has never held such meaning.

What Obama and the other speakers - Al Gore, Bill Richardson, Barney Smith - talked about that night was the idea that America can be great again, that life here doesn't have to be as hard as it is, that we don't have to be the assholes of the free world (okay, I may have been daydreaming that part) and that these changes really aren't up to just one man or one woman but us, the flag-waving idiots.

"Can I ask you a question? Is ANYBODY gonna miss Dick Cheney?"
--Bill Richardson

Sarah Palin's arrival on the scene has certainly livened things up a bit, made the race a bit tighter. I see my liberal friends frothing and I can't tell you how many times I've heard the term "Satanic" when describing her. Who knew that Lucifer would appear to us as a human clone of Tina Fey?

I do know that her unsuccessful efforts at book banning freaks me out to no end and I don't get how she's supposed to raise a baby with Down's Syndrome while she's trying to run the country. If she is VP, the country or that baby is going to get the short end of the stick. And yes, I'd have the same concerns if Sarah was Samuel - a baby is a baby. Plus, is anyone concerned that this person has ZERO experience on the international stage? (And no, Cindy, just having Alaska close to Russia on the map doesn't count.)

I've never really bought the whole McCain is Bush's twin slogan but let me tell you, if Palin gets one heartbeat away from the Oval Office, we're all going to get nostalgic for W and that is a horrible future to think about.

Oh God, I hope we don't fuck it up again. It hurts just to imagine it.


hotdrwife said...

My head is spilling over about Palin. My stomach turns into knots at the thought of anyone wanting to overturn Roe v. Wade.

But I will say this, and sincerely - if this country does fuck up again and they vote in Smithers and Satan, I will personally promise to be on my knees praying to the Gods that McCain stays healthy for four years. Ye Gods save us if Palin lands in the top seat.


ClizBiz said...

"Smithers and Satan" - I love it. I'm pretty freaked out by the idea of having a VP that is worse than Cheney. Unbelievable.