….and I’ll set you free!
Oh I will be so glad when the US elections are over and done with. I am getting sick to the back teeth of every news broadcast with the same old stuff about how neck and neck they are. I know I should care deeply about who wins but frankly I’ve completely lost the plot on this one. I should care because our British politicians are, by and large, the lap dogs of our friends across the Atlantic so whatever happens today WILL, without any doubt, affect the lives of all of us in Blighty.
But I really have lost it. I thought Kerry probably got the better of the debates and that may well have been what prompted the wave of reports about how if you are pro-life then you should vote for Bush from the church leaders (a way to ‘limit the damage’?) Call me cynical but it strikes me that it’s hard to poke a stick between them all really both in terms of support and in terms of policy. They’re all claiming they can sort out the mess they’ve made in Iraq, they’re all claiming to be best for the country and they’re all madly dashing around today galvanising their supporters to vote.
I think I know who is the ‘good guy’ and who is the ‘bad guy’ but I must say it’s all relative in my opinion…..most politicians the world over only know shades of grey.
What will happen tomorrow? Probably much the same as any other day but hopefully we won’t be hearing quite so much about it.
I heard a terrifying report on the radio on my way home tonight with someone exiting a polling station in the USA who was proudly claiming they’d voted for the first time in their life – and the age of this person? Forty four. That’s so scary.
I had planned an Alice Cooper style ‘I wanna be Elected’ today but then this line from the Temptations Ball of Confusion kept popping up in my mind and I decided to take a peek at the lyrics. When I did, I was shocked to see that the social problems they wrote about in 1970 are as relevant today as they were then.
Maybe someone should spend a bit of time thinking about sorting out those things rather than chucking bombs around in other people’s countries.