Thursday, October 09, 2008

Isn't It November Yet?

Things that irritate me unreasonably, #573: politicians whose campaign rhetoric is all about how concerned they are about protecting the interests not of "citizens" or "constituents" or "people," but of "families." Hey, guys, some of us single people are out here making a better world for your precious rugrats to live in, you know. Is there some reason why we don't count?

(Bah. I get really cranky when I'm sleep-deprived. Also, I'm going to be really happy when this whole damned thing is over. I swear, if they'd just saved the trees from all the frigging campaign propaganda I've gotten in my mailbox in the last month, global warming would be less of a threat.)


  1. Let me guess: You probably envy the Canadian system where the current election campaigns began in early September (or was it late August?), and the vote itself takes place next Tuesday. Short and sweet, right?

    I can't believe you guys have been in full-on campaign mode pretty much all year. Or did it begin last year? It feels like it's been going on forever.

  2. At this point, I really, really do. I still don't exactly understand the Canadian system, mind you, but it's got to be preferable.

    I swear, our campaigns seem to start approximately five minutes after the swearing-in ceremony.