Sunday, October 02, 2005

Political Aspirations Gone Awry

I've been tagged by Lisita. The directions are as follows:

1.  Go into your archive.
2.  Find your 23rd Post.
3.  Find the 5th sentence of that post.
4.  Post text of that sentence with these instructions.
5.  Tag 5 other people to do the same:

My sentence:

I'm disappointed in the Democratic party because they laid down after 9/11 and let Bush have full reins.

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I'm going to be rebellious and not tag five people. Like I told Lisita, I hate these things. It seems I always have something lame in my archives. On top of that, it has the feeling of a chain letter.  You know it's not a big deal if you don't do it, but there's a certain innate guilt for not doing it and being a wet noodle on someone else's fun and games. As such, if you want to do it - do it. You have been tagged!

However, I found it quite ironic that I landed on that sentence. I received a phone call yesterday from the local Democratic party. It's my second one this week. The first one was a call requesting a financial donation. I told them as much as I appreciate their need and efforts, now was not a good time for me. So, when I received a second call yesterday, I was a bit impatient and cut the woman off, telling her I already received a call earlier in the week and I can't afford to make a donation at this time. As I munched on my foot, she informed me that wasn't why she was calling. She was calling to see if I would consider volunteering since we have a "special" election in November. As interested in politics as I am, you would think I was more involved in the process. I've wanted to be and thought of it many times but never really acted on it beyond getting my butt to the poll and voting. So, I decided to give it a shot. Heck, maybe it'll be the start of a political career. Just maybe, I could be the first woman president. Hmmm....would I have to say I didn't inhale, or instead of snorting I actually blew?  "Madame President" - damn that sounds good!

12 comments:

thesheatons said...

I can relate to the campaign call. Our current Gov here in Oregon is a Democrat and to be honest when and if he runs again I'll vote for him just to keep any Repulican from being elected. Let us know how the volunteering works out.

Jackie

grodygeek said...

Congratulations on being one of the few, the proud, the willing to say, the buck stops here. I don't like these things and I'm not going to "tag" anyone else.

I appreciate it and agree with you, Bravo!

Smell yah later...

Gordy
the cycling curmudgeon

onestrangecat said...

Happy to hear that you are going to do something that you have been meaning to do.  Hope you have fun doing it.  Who knows, you could end up in office.

Kathy

ryanagi said...

Good for you for getting involved! We political slackers salute you! ;-)  (I'll vote for you.)

bridgetteleigh75 said...

Well, I'd vote for ya, Robbie!  

Love,
b

lisaram1955 said...

Apparently, you have to live in a large, important area like LA for the party to be interested in making use of your services...  Lisa  :-/

judithheartsong said...

I would vote for you in a nano heartbeat! judi

geminiwilder said...

Don't be silly, they don't really call you Madame President...oh, wait.  That's the PTO meetings I preside over that I'm thinking of.  Shouldn't I start insisting!???    Good for you for volunteering, I will look forward to hearing about it all.  
xo phinney

sanforized6 said...

I'm with you on the TAG thing. I , politely, deleted two or three of them. BUT, on a serious note, glad you're gonna volunteer. We've got to get them out of power while we still have a Country left! (Might be too late, already) If you like the sound of "Madame President" watch Commander-in-Chief tonight on ABC. It's really good! rich

mikethedawg said...

Robbie, I'm shocked... you inhaled?
Missed you...

lisita15 said...

Well, This was interesting...even though you don't like doing these.. I agree, I thought it was ironic that this came up the same week!!! too funny... I'd vote for you!!! and call you  "Madame President"... it does sound good!!!! Oh and I won't tag you again!!! :-)  Lisa

http://journals.aol.com/lisita15/lisita/

deabvt said...

Yea, Robbie!  Good for you!!
V