Unlike many more Americans than I figured, I'm trying to stay on top of the issues and the candidates in this year's election. My sources include a little bit of television, a lot of newspapers (both liberal and conservative, domestic and international), a smattering of radio, a few blogs, and conversations with friends and Washington insiders. Nonetheless, this article--Five Myths About the American Voter--was sobering and a little disturbing.
Please, please, please do all you can to educate yourself about this election and its candidates. Don't just vote blindly or out of tradition or because of some misguided notion you heard thirteenth hand at a cocktail party or church social or at the grocery store. Know who you're voting for, what's at stake, and why you're voting. And if you're a young person between the age of 18 and 29, please peel yourself away from your Crackberry and your evenings of whatever it is you do in the evenings and read up on this election. A lot is at stake and you may want to do more than just push a button because that's what Mommy and Daddy are doing or because that's how you were raised.
Meanwhile, my photography pal Virginia in Birmingham, Alabama, sent me this clip yesterday from the Jon Stewart Show. I loves me some Karl Rove and this is priceless Rove at his spinning best. Oh, and there's some of that pinhead O'Reilly in here, too.