September 28, 2004

Can she really write political limericks?

Our dear Democratic friend John
Inspires most people to yawn.
But when shove comes to push,
Since he's better than Bush,
His boat is the one I'll get on.

There's a rather nice editorial in today's San Francisco Chronicle. It's precisely the kind of perspective of which I need to be reminded once in a while. I acquired a near-instant disinclination to support the man after his first campaign speech in Oakland, and it was only compounded by the vague feeling that my strategic anyone-but-Bush vote in 2000 had been the wrong decision. I won't, I told myself, vote for anyone who doesn't genuinely represent my interests this time! I'll reject the binary bullshit that Presidential elections always come down to and show that options outside the two-party moderate center are necessary for elections to mean something!

I won't, though, is the thing. I'll yell about Kerry's heavy-handed use of the Salt Shaker of Christian Crap That Doesn't Fucking Belong In Politics, and I'll narrow my eyes and purse my lips and complain that I don't quite trust him on reproductive issues and gay rights, but then I'll remember that he stood up at the Democratic convention and said he'd never see the U.S. at war again. You have to vote for a politician who says that, for the same reason you have to give puppies treats when they manage not to pee on the carpet. If you don't reward the good behavior, they'll just go and do the bad thing again.

Vote for John Kerry: Because There's Enough Pee On The Carpet Already.

Posted by dianna at September 28, 2004 10:13 AM

Oh my god, I lied. That wasn't in today's paper. That was in Friday's paper. Fuck it, it's all online now anyway.

Posted by: Dianna at September 28, 2004 10:16 AM

But you live in California. Are you forgetting the electoral college?

Posted by: gene at September 28, 2004 12:23 PM

You mean am I forgetting that it's not my vote that means a damn thing, it's the votes of our electoral representatives?

That's very cynical of you, Gene.

Posted by: Dianna at September 28, 2004 01:02 PM