…because I’m probably going to have to remain drunk for four years to deal with the idea of “Dubya with a Mandate”. If you’re in Fallujah right now, best you duck and cover, because there’s a shitstorm coming your way as soon as el Presidente and his hawks get over their hangovers.
I think the whole thing was put into stark contrast for me when I heard an audio comment on Adam Curry’s daily sourcecode show, from a guy in Kentucky. He talked about how in Ketucky “we learn to take the measure of a man”, and how Kerry just didn’t measure up as a man, and how could someone who doesn’t measure up “as a man” be a president? See this just emphasizes the gap between sane reasoning, and the USA psyche. In my mind, I don’t care if the person running for president is a dwarf hermaphrodite screaming fag. To me it’s all about their policy and platform, and when it comes to policy and platform, I just can’t agree with an administration that lies; invades other countries against international law; and takes religious absolutism over solid facts.
Being close to draft age, I’m just incredibly glad that I live in New Zealand, and feel sorry for my peers in the USA who may find themselves dropped in Iraq, Iran or North Korea before the year is out. Good luck to you all.