Things I never thought I'd say
1. I won't be voting in this election. Not because I'm following the old adages "No matter who you vote for, the government still gets in" or "don't vote, it just encourages them," but because I can't. As an expatriate Canuck, you are allowed to vote in federal elections in your previous home riding or in the riding where your "permanent address" is located, but only for the first five years you live overseas. I've lived in Japan for 11 years now, so I'm no longer eligible to vote in Canadian elections. Sometimes it sucks to be me.
2. I love Joe Biden. I know, I know, I'm shocked too. He voted for the Iraq war and the horrible bankruptcy bill and I always thought he was way too centerist and about as exciting as cold oatmeal, but check out the speech he gave this week.
"...a culture in Washington where the very few wealthy and powerful have a
seat at the table and everybody else is on the menu."
3. Can we stop talking about Sarah Palin? Yes, she is the greatest thing to happen to political comedy since Vice President J. Danforth Qualye. Yes, she is a total nightmare, completely unqualified to hold high office, a hypocrite and quite probably crazy (the feral glint in those unblinking eyes is just plain scary, it's like she's going to start speaking in tongues any second or try to bite you or something) but the more abuse we heap on Caribou Barbie, the more it energizes the Republican base of ignorant dumbasses who think "If'n yer so smart, howcum you ain't rich?" is deep philosophy to get out of their double-wide and vote to protect one of their own from us fancy-pants, liberal, book-reading elites.