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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Election '08: As Reston Judges a Moose-Huntin', Baby-Rearin' Governor From Alaska, So Does the Nation

Forget how things play in Peoria. For the second time in as many weeks, Reston is Ground Zero for sizing up the mood of the electorate as a whole.

Let me tell you why My best friend Liz matters. She is 37 years old and Catholic.

She has three children under the age of 9 years old. She lives in Reston, VA (the suburbs of D.C.). She is a registered Independent and has voted both Democratic and Republican. She is a stay at home mother and was a RABID Hillary Clinton supporter. She was considering staying home instead of voting this November. I had been trying to convince her of the FOLLY of this stance. Anyway...

I guess that McCain feels that Liz is just the demographic that he could poach with the selection of Palin. Instead, Liz tells me that there is "no way that those two people (McCain/Palin) should be in charge of her kids' future." Today she decided to vote for Barack.
Might as well call the whole election off then. This fall, we won't have red states and blue states; we'll have mauve states and non-mauve states.

1 comment:

  1. Go Liz! McPalin should scare any sane American. Thanks for taking one for the team!


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