Politics, religion, and the Great Pumpkin

I lucked out in many ways when I married Tom. We’re of the same political persuasion. I believe that religious differences might be easier to iron out that political differences, so the fact that both of us lean far enough to the left to sometimes need chiropractic care is a good thing. I don’t think we would have dated, much less been married this long, if we didn’t have similar political views. Especially in today’s heated political climate. It’s hard enough that his whole extended family is of the other political party; I actually have to lay down the law during election cycles when we’re together: no one talks politics. I prefer that my sons know their grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

Tom and I have gotten hooked on Countdown with Keith Olberman. Through the miracle that is Tivo (I have no idea how we managed to survive without Tivo, I love it so), we get to watch without kids around, without commercials, and with a drink (or ice cream) in hand. On Tuesday Keith Olberman had a Special Comment about the current administration and its outrageous decision to commute the sentence of Scooter Libby (how does a man get to the heights he did with the name “Scooter?”). He so perfectly nailed how I felt about the whole situation that I sat there with my mouth hanging open in admiration. Since I cannot improve upon it, I share it here with you, in case you missed it. It’s a bit long, be warned, but worth every minute in front of the monitor.

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