07 February 2008

Being a bridesmaid (and not a bride) and Voting.

Several months ago, a British blogger asked me to write a guest post having something to with being an American voter. I like Jackart very much as a writer and armchair Tory political philosopher, but he and I are on completely different sides of the political continuum (or in my own haughty Mid-Atlantic American way, I'd like to believe that we are). Perhaps if I lived in Britain, he and I would be less opposed to each others political views.

Perhaps not.

Anyway, I don't think that I could write much of anything for him as I am very unsure for whom I would vote in the upcoming primary (which, by the way, I can't vote in as I have changed my party to Independent--perhaps that wasn't so smart in retrospect). I am interested in learning as much as I can about all of the men and women who are running for this office. (Except perhaps Mike Huckabee or Ron Paul). So really, I suppose I'm just interested in learning as much as I can about Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

But for this primary, I am much like a bridesmaid (which, by the way, I will be this June) and I will stand by and watch my fellow citizens of DC marry themselves (however briefly) to the Democrat of their choice (most likely Obama). I'll be there to decide over what's left in the aftermath (much like a 31-year old bridesmaid--HAHA)? I've always wanted to be one of those brilliant people who was really interested in politics; I've always found them to be kind of glamorous in a way. Or to be able to extend my witty banter to include the actual happenings of local politics instead of falling back on the useful "the personal is political, Jack. Deal with it!"

Oh well. I have until November, don't I?


Jenni said...

I don't trust politicians. I know that sound totally cliche and LAME but I don't...This also extends to government officials who can be as equally as slimy as politicians.

I recently read the book "Skinny Bitch", I would suggest it. VERY funny and informative. Anyways, their explanation of how aspartame has somehow found it's way into our food chain is a perfect example of this.

You should read it...I read it in one night and would definately recommend it to anyone who would like to be informed and get a good laugh.

Have a good weekend M A!

cuff said...

I'm a registered "No Party" as DC puts it, so an Independent I suppose. I've never seen much use in joining either major party, since the Republicans are pure evil and the Democrats are a less pure variety of evil. However, during primary season it is a bit isolating.

And I agree: the personal is always political.

m.a. said...


I totally read Skinny Bitch. I have felt guilty after eating meat. Really guilty. Really, really guilty!


I know. No Party is where it's at!