I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

How's The Chicken?

I was talking with some friends yesterday regarding 'undecided' voters...We were puzzled at how anyone could be 'undecided' at this stage. Well not exactly puzzled more like very skeptical that such a person could exist. Do they live in a separate reality that doesn't include everyday reality? Are they decided but too 'Minnesota nice' to let others know? Are they embarrassed with their candidate? What?

Then I ran across David Sedaris piece 'Undecided' posted to the New Yorker (October 27). He makes one very big point about anyone who says-acts-pretends to be undecided right now.

I look at these people and can't quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention?

To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. "Can I interest you in the chicken?" she asks. "Or would you prefer the platter of shit with broken glass in it?"

To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.'

1 comment:

Karlo said...

Good analogy. I also can't see how anyone could vote for someone who plans to freeze all spending EXCEPT the military when the US outspends the rest of the world combined and has a free-falling economy. What's wrong with this picture?