November 3rd, 2008


I think I figured it out

I have gotten call after call, email after email, from the dems, from Barack, from progressive groups, all telling me I have to go to the headquarters and make phone calls in these last few days and on election day. But I refuse to answer the calls.

Why? In 2004 I even went to Nevada to work at the campaign offices there. Earlier this year I wanted to do what I could to help. But when push came to shove I simply have not been there. I have sent money and I have watched Rachel and I do care desperately and everything says I should do something myself to help. Yet I have not.

I think the reason is that I have had enough of doing what I hate. It really is just that simple. For years I have volunteered, both politically and otherwise, at events and headquarters, and done things that I did not enjoy and just wanted to be done with. Others are so much better at this than I am. This year I did send money, again and again. Not huge amounts but still.

I am not going so far as to say tough s**t. I am not going to say that I do not apologize for my lack of political spirit. I am simply saying I have only so many days left on this earth and I do not want to spent them doing things I really really hate.