Authors on politics

I saw this quote today and couldn’t help but pass it along.  I’m also including a quote from the insightful Douglas Adams which I also find fitting during this election season.  It is important to vote and I hope you have all voted or will be voting on November 4 – even if your vote isn’t the same as mine.  It’s so easy to get discouraged by all the lies being told this late in the campaign, but I’m hoping we voters can prove that we care about the truth and we care enough to vote.

“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 bits of broken glass in it? To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.”  – Author David Sedaris, on undecided voters

“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”   – Douglas Adams, author

One thought on “Authors on politics

  1. Kathy says:

    I agree with Douglas Adams, but I will cast my vote on November 4, for what it’s worth. I’m still waiting for your anniversary weekend photos.

    I tend to agree with Adams too, but force myself to hope for someone worthy of the position. Your state seems to be decided before one vote is cast, does that change the way you think of it? Ohio is one of those states that can change evey four years and so I always feel like my vote may actually make a difference (again more hopeful thinking). I think it would be great if every state was a toss-up state. It would force the candidates not to take one vote for granted. Of course, I cannot accurately describe my absolute distaste for the awful ads I see every time I turn on the tv. So maybe it’s good that you miss those!

    I added a few photos to my anniversary weekend post.

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