I have only smoked one tobacco cigarette in my entire life, but I think I know what smokers mean when they say: " It's easy to quit. I do it all the time."
It's a nasty habit, tobacco. So is politics.
Over the last decade or so, I have quit alcohol, cocaine, heroin and various pills and I have been quite successful- no lapses save for the odd sleeping tablet - but I can't seem to give up the politics, despite the gnawing knawledge that politics are worse for my mental health than all of the aforementioned drugs combined...I mean, I can't think of anything less conducive to sanity and serenity than sitting alone in front of a TV and yelling at people who can't hear you...if it's football, it's fun, but if it's politics, it's nuts. Pure, self-destructive insanity.
I was terribly afraid that Obama was going to accede to McPalin's pitiful and purely political request to "postpone" the debates until the villains who caused the current "financial crisis" could reach a consensus on a plan to keep stealing our money.
Obama, I thought, if there was ever a time for you to show us what makes you different-better, even- than McCain, then now is exactly the time, but I guess you'll give in to this cheap ploy because Democrats hate to win national elections.
But Obama said, correctly, that "the President needs to be able to do more than one thing at a time" and pledged to attend the debate , with or without McCain. Good for him. I want to see that debate.
So instead of quitting politics, I'm thinking of "live-blogging" it here, adding commentary and updates as it unfolds...rather than run from my fears, I will face them down with the only weapon I have- words.
If anyone else has as much ambition (read: no life) as myself, let me know and I'll give you my ultra-top secret classified contact information (or google me and find it) and I'll post your commentary into the body of my debate post, should I actually do one. Seriously, this pending S&M festival would be a lot more fun with someone else participating.
S&M is like that.
I'll quit as soon as the election is over. Promise.
UPDATE: There will be at least three different bloggers posting in real-time on this blog during the debate. It's not too late to join in!