oh, it’s nearly the end of may, all right.
as we ate dinner tonight, we noticed a bunch of the rolling thunder folks who have once again invaded our area, as it is memorial day weekend. i ranted a bit about rolling thunder last year and i don’t think i could do much more on that topic. except maybe froth at the mouth a bit.
but make no mistake about it. i am related to four living veterans. i immensely appreciate the sacrifices that men and women in the military have made and are making even at this very moment. and it pains me especially to think about all the people in iraq, risking their lives to chase george w. bush’s tail. not to mention the people who live there who have been paying a tremendous price as well.
and all the while, 9/11 terrorists continue to roam the earth. and plot.
we have a lot of people to remember out there. the fallen heroes. the innocent victims.
the presidential candidates.
see, i must confess: for the first time in my life, i have not been thrilled with any of the presidential candidates. sure, sure: both democrats are against the war. but as someone who believes firmly in never wasting my vote, i have been struggling. i’ve read plenty of impassioned posts by people i respect. i’ve been trying to reconcile my ideals and hopes for the country with those of the candidates. i’ve been pondering whether even to vote, something unthinkable to me up until now. but there is one thing that may move my big scaredy-cat butt over to the polls:
the idea of who mccain will pick for a running mate.
i like each one less than the next.
so, perhaps it isn’t completely for the right reason, but i will not dishonor the men and women who died so that i could continue to have the ability to cast a ballot. by november, i will vote.
and i will vote for someone who will bring some sort of finish to this endless war.