The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight (maeincarnate) wrote,
The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight
maeincarnate

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Lileks Holds it Down

I’m just glad I’m stupid enough to be hopeful. I’m glad I’m naive enough to suspect Iraqis actually wanted to vote. I’m very glad I’m not so aslosh with solipsistic hatred that any success in Iraq makes me trot out a cynical riposte so the rest of my buddies on Olympus will nod in wry assent. I’m glad that a picture of a mother holding her daughter to cast the ballot reminds me that this is number two in a series. All other things aside – which is a difficult thing to posit, I know – I’m glad to be on the side of holding elections. In the end I’m glad to be glad. And now I will go skip through the daisies and sing happy songs about bunnies, because I am obviously a fool.

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someone posts the picture of a woman proudly holding up the purple finger with the expression that somehow says
I, a person of humble birth, just gave the king a prostate exam.

And I kept my hand packed in ice alllll last night.


I stopped reading. That picture said it all. She was glad and so was I. But that's easy for me to say; takes nothing. I'm lucky; I'm here. And I hope my vote never means as much as hers. Puts it in perspective, no?
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