I'm back, finally, after a looooong month of the federal grant application from hell and a myriad of problems in my personal life.
So, I'd like to say that I'm surprised and disappointed by the outcome of yesterday's elections, but we all saw that coming, didn't we? Sadly, I'm used to the fact that all of my votes are pretty much cast in vain--a blue woman in a very red state. Hopefully, we'll bounce back in 2012.
I found out today via Facebook about a post written by a friend of a friend, and it put it all in perspective for me.
An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum
You, who could not survive the thought of minimal health care reform, or financial regulation, or a marginal tax rate equal to that which you paid just 10 years earlier, perhaps are under the illusion that everyone is as weak as you, as soft as you, as akin to petulant children as you are, as unable to cope with the smallest setback, the slightest challenge to the way you think your country should look and feel, and operate.
But, surprise…they are not.