Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Political Roundup: Just... One... More... Week...

The wait is painful. So painful. Apparently Fosco is suffering from what HuffPo calls "election anxiety." Seriously. Fosco has even found himself discussing his election anxieties with his therapist. That's right, Fosco is paying someone to listen to his fears about Sarah Palin. All of it makes Fosco want to hide in a cow-box. Can you help Fosco build a cow-box?

Fosco isn't the only one who is unbalanced by this election. As Larry David says in his election anxiety piece (find it here):

I just don't like what I've turned into -- and frankly I wasn't that crazy about me even before the turn.
Fosco can only hope that he hasn't become as annoying as Larry David (tellingly, Fosco's boyfriend Oz refuses to comment).

Here are some stories from the last week that Fosco is still obsessing about:
  • Fosco never thought he'd agree with anything that comes out of the mouth of preppy asshole Fucker Tucker Carlson. So what is wrong when Fosco finds the first half of this article to be right on? Fucker Tucker:
    it would be nice if we stopped pretending that anyone can run the government. Anyone can't, as successive administrations have learned the hard way.
    Luckily, just when Fucker Tucker starts to sound absolutely reasonable, he throws in something more problematic:
    In foreign policy, at least, it could be time to drop the [idea that democracy is always a good thing]. Elitism may be annoying, but the mob is dangerous.
    Can I wait to decide on that until November 5?

  • Here are some good questions about Sarah Palin:

    Why does she hate science so much?
    Why would a well-educated woman idealize her?
    Is she dangerous for the game of hockey?

    Oh, and Fosco would like to suggest that whoever coined the acronym VPILF should win the Pulitzer Prize.

  • Who's getting screwed by Bushonomics? Sadly, hit hard is Fosco's childhood home of Michiana. Here's an NYT article about the hopelessness that has hit Elkhart, Indiana. The Times calls Elkhart "the white-hot center of the meltdown of the American economy." Fosco stills knows people in this town, but he didn't realize things were so bad. As the article notes:
    The jobless rate in Elkhart has increased more than in any metropolitan area in the country; it rose over 4.8 percentage points from August 2007 to August 2008. According to labor statistics released this summer, nearly 10,000 people were out of work, a rate of 9.3 percent.
    Even sadder, is the Times's characterization of
    garage sales — which for scores of people in this town are a sole source of income, and for others the only source of clothing
    The Times is apparently quite fascinated by the phenomenon of Indiana garage/yard sales, as they make another appearance this week in this article. (In this interests of full disclosure, Fosco will admit that in his lifetime he has participated in four garage sales with his family.)

    Things are so bad in Indiana, it seems, that for the first time in 44 years Indiana may vote for a Democrat for president. When Fosco heard that Indiana may turn blue, he teared up. He never thought he'd live to see it.

  • Of course, there's still one problem: the Republicans are going to steal this election. You know, just like they did last time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the cow box won't save you from Palin. She'll prolly get in a helicopter box, chase you around until you're tired and then finally shoot you when you can't move your box around anymore.