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2 Aug

Certainly nothing I can say about the debt ceiling fiasco would be at all illuminating.  I’m sure that all the frustration that’s been vocalized is just a tip of the iceberg of what we’ll no doubt be hearing and feeling when we have to address the next round of cuts in December.

There must have been a time when “politician” didn’t seem a thoroughly distasteful word.  Right?  But I guess there was also a time when “used car salesman” must have had a neutral connotation as well.  I think the only thing that I can stomach about politics these days is “Politics” by Girls At Our Best.

GAOB was a group from Leeds, England in the late ’70s-early ’80s.  “Politics” was released by Rough Trade as their second single and was an indie hit in the UK when it came out.  And just to keep the political theme going…you know how things are never what politicians claim they are?  Well Girls At Our Best was actually really only 1 girl and 3 guys.   I’m hoping, however, that they were still all at their best at least.

Here’s my campaign promise:  this song will do its part in helping remove some of the tarnish from the word “politics.”  At least for 3 minutes and 18 seconds.

Trust me.