7 April 2003
Amazement by the mile
Oscar Jr. is surprised, although I'm not sure whether this surprise is due to discovering that I am a registered Democrat, or to the fact that I admit it.
Actually, it's an ego thing: in the GOP I'd be just another member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy®, while as a Democrat I get to (pretend to) be the Voice of Reason.
The very basis of life, after all, is surprise. I mean, why shouldn't ABC switch to all reality shows, all the time? Why shouldn't Microsoft buy a blog? Why shouldn't Johnny Cash cover a Nine Inch Nails song? I mean, some of these things are even true.
Posted at 11:31 AM to Blogorrhea
Heh, I get the same response when people hear that I am a registered Republican. I signed on to campaign for John McCain, and soon came to realize that I can do much more damage working from within...
I could say something about campaigning for McCain being just that sort of thing, but I won't...
Mr. Cash has been known to do covers of other hard rock tunes. _Rusted Cage_ by Soundgarden comes to mind.
Public delinking to follow...
Ah, just kidding (and who'd notice?). Living in Manhattan can really skew one's perspective, I suppose.
In my comments, CGHill wrote:
I don't deny it. On the other hand, your average Oklahoma Democrat is probably just about as far to the right as your average Connecticut Republican.
Probably more so, actually. I'd trade.