My dear dear neighbors. You know I love you all. You are great neighbors. The nicest and friendliest people I know. Always there to help out a fellow neighbor.
But this time of year, you are getting a bit on my nerves.
You see. I’m different from you. I’m a Michigan fan. And I’m voting for That One.
Sure, I can take your over the top Ohio State love. Heck, I’ve even given up and don’t mind my Daughter rooting for OSU over my beloved Wolverines. Why? Because there is sooooo much peer pressure in OSU mad Dublin. I don’t want her to feel different. You see, she already is because she’s half filipino and half caucasion. She’s already self consious about being different. She doesn’t need to feel any more different because her Dad roots for that team up north.
So now we’ve got the election coming up. Drive through our neighborhood, and you’ll see one Obama sign per 50 McCain signs. That’s no exagerration. Heck, just drive by my house and you’ll see we’re sourounded by McCain signs.
I can bear that. I know we live in a Republican stronghold. Heck, I used to be a Republican.
Today, one of my Daughter’s friends told her that she’s “voting” for McCain because Obama is NOT a Christian.
Wow. Brainwash much?
So here’s the deal. Or actually, here’s my plea to you. Please, let’s not corrupt our children with partisan politics. Our Daughter knows that we are voting for Obama. But when she asks us about John McCain, we NEVER say anything negative about him. We tell her that he is a good guy, but we just don’t agree with all of his ideas.
Perhaps, if our kids grow up without the pettiness of partisan politics, then the political discourse in America can be more civil.
Yea, I know. Pie in the sky.