Am I the only one in America who doesn't give a damn? I mean, I'm sorry, I dutifully vote and all, but it's not like I believe we really have a "choice," or that both "sides" aren't equally puppetted by corporations, or like my vote isn't "lost" by Diebold in the process because I'm an educated liberal woman, or that air quotes aren't "annoying"...I mean, is anybody still naive enough to believe they're making a difference?*
And are people really surprised by The Emperor's Club? Give me a freaking break. Like every thriller since the 70s hasn't cast a lady of the night with a politician. Sigh. I just don't see what it matters. I really don't.
Last week a conservative friend quizzed me about my politics, and I just couldn't muster it up. I think he wanted some kind of Sam and Diane heat, and all I could do was sputter a platitude about conservatives letting our environment go to shit. Which apparently was all he needed to hear, because he won the fauxrgument by kissing me.
It's not exactly new to me. My brother and sister in law cancel each other out in the polls every election. Hell, my first boyfriend was a Reagan worshipping Muslim Persian I dated for years during the FIRST Gulf War. His father was dethroned from politics under the Shaw badness of the 70s. I really don't care to change the politics of the men I sleep with. Really. No need to go through the motions and pretend I haven't heard it all before. Are you courteous and have some honor? Aren't going to light me on fire or cut out my clit? Great. Turn out the lights. Shhhhh....
Frak. Can I go live on a different planet? I'm so over this one. It's not like I'm going to see a USA lady president in my lifetime anyway.
I have to go suck my thumb now and live in my happy fantasy world where women over 22 get to change the world. With their pants on. Bye.
* Read or see every political thriller story created since Watergate