I think the people who know me will not be surprised who I am endorsing. I haven't written much about the election which is a bit odd considering how closely I am following this race. We have donated to Barack Obama's campaign, more than we have ever donated to a single (political) cause. And, you know, we're doing this while Doug is out of a job and we have a new baby. Because we really want this to happen.
[Department of weird coincedences: As I was writing the paragraph above, the Obama campaign called and let us know they had to return a donation I'd made. I thought as a resident I could donate but apparently I cannot. I had heard that the McCain/Palin campaign was looking into foreign donations and was wondering whether they'd trace it all the way to me. Kind of scary, how transparent things are these days. Well, bummer to you, McCain. We'll bounce that money right back to Obama with Doug's name on it. Doesn't win you anything and I might just do a $0.01 donation to you to make your life difficult.]
I've been watching the race getting nastier and nastier, and I've followed what is called the "McCain/Palin Mob". I have to confess that Palin rubs me all the wrong ways, and aggressively so. While McCain leaves me cold, even when he gets all mean and dirty, Palin makes me want to throw things at the TV. She's an insult to every intelligent and hardworking woman on this planet. She's a walking caricature, a punch in the face of... Uh, where was I? See what she does to me? So, yes, the Mob. It's probably just a small percentage of the US population, and nothing to worry about too much, but hearing utterings like those about "he's got the bloodlines" is very chilling. So I have to say only one thing:
If America elects McCain to be the next president, and Palin the next vice president, then the country deserves what it will get.