Many have told me they feel as if they’ve been plunked into a time-dilating Black Hole this election season. I don’t want to say that this thing seems to be dragging on forever, but I met a guy waiting to cast a ballot at his local precinct who was for Grover Cleveland !?! There was this other guy who couldn’t stand it any longer and jumped out the window of his penthouse in the Upper Eastside of NYC. The last thing he said, before hitting the pavement, was, “It’s George W. Bush’s fault !” Of course, this has all led to the inevitable gallows humor such as: “What do you call 100 political pundits at the bottom of the sea?” Answer: “A good start.”
I don’t know about all this, but I do know I’ve grown a bit weary myself, and I LOVE politics. Maybe there is something to this Black Hole thing. Didn’t they “capture” the “god particle” at CERN? All I know is the American public gets no respect, you know? The public has to put up with sycophants kissing their babies and, in the end, they find out their kid isn’t going to get Social Security.
Well, like they say, what doesn’t kill us will make us stronger.