Monday, November 29, 2004

Politics aren't emotional

"The only good thing that happened this year was the Red Sox winning the World Series and even then Curt Schilling shilling for Bush wrecked it."

"It all depends who you voted for."

In that second questions were backed up against my soft palate. ("Why would you do that? You need your health insurance, do you know what he's doing to those drugs? This is about the war isn't it? You can think whatever you want about the start of it but he's doing it BADLY!") A flood of emotion and none of them good. I swallowed. Then swallowed again.

"Are you trying to pick a fight with me? Am I supposed to let you do that or can we just let it go?"

"Start a fight? Politics aren't emotional. We can let it go. It's gone."

It wasn't gone. I lay awake and tried to think of something else.

Politics are emotional for me. Very.

But I've made this pact to start discussion, to find out, to do what needs to be done to get information out and convince people. I couldn't even speak to him. All I wanted to do was get off the phone.

So much for starting discussion.

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