Super Tuesday

No blogger can honestly say they’re never political—but deliberately absent here, usually, is governmental politics.  To me, “Super Tuesday” is a weekly special at McDonald’s.

“Daddy,” a little girl asked her father, “do all fairy tales begin with ‘Once upon a time’? “— “No, Sweetheart,” he answered. “Some begin with ‘If I am elected.'”

However, take one step through the magic door leading to my mom’s addition, and it’s her self-named “soap opera.”  Too bad:  not long from now, Mom will have to find something else to watch.  Once Mitt, Ron, Nick, and Newt are done duking it out, she’ll develop PCD (Post-Campaign Depression).

Poli: Many + Tic(k)s: Bloodsucking creatures = Many bloodsucking creatures.

Not to say I don’t like to watch a good scuffle.  I secretly giggled at a meeting last night when, before we could take a vote, they had to explain who could serve with who—because who didn’t like who.  “All in favor say aye.”  ….I just mumbled like Ricky:  “Ay-ay-ay!

Politics.  From my vantage point, it’s like being on the sidelines during a family feud.  Somebody wants power, another has a vendetta.  Somebody was insulted back in 19-whatever, so they keep the powder and shot at the ready.  It’s their private war.  I’m not part of either clan; frankly, I’d feel rather smarmy just tuning in.

A donkey can save farmers a lot of hard work. An elephant can save a hunter a lot of hard work.  Mostly, though, they don’t do much at all.

Now, now, I’m thankful to be an American.  And I vote in every election that comes around the pike (where we live, there’s a ballot about once a quarter).  But I have better things to do than watch the campaign.  In the immortal words of Joe Friday, “All we want are the facts, Ma’am.”

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2 Responses to Super Tuesday

  1. anonymous says:

    As you said, it is evident that you are not closely following the contest for the Republican nominations… I think you meant Rick (Santorum) not Nick… Or were you being purposeful to put the wrong name in to make a point? Either way, your device was effective. 😉

    • elsiephoebe says:

      HaHa. Somebody else drew that to my attention as well. I’d like to say it was a deliberate “device”–but No. The fact that I thought I knew the names by osmosis (aka Mom), and I got it wrong, is indeed very telling. :/

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