Friday, November 2, 2012

Unnatural Politics

Gopher: If I was you, I'd think about skedaddlin' out of here.
Winnie the Pooh: Why?
Gopher: 'Cause it's "Winds-day."

She came, she blew and spit, damage was done, and she's moved on. Sounds like a women scorned right? Hurricane Sandy was just that, a royal bitch. Have you seen  the east coast?

We were spared in Lancaster. I have a piece of siding blown off of the house and a small bit of water on my basement walls. I feel pretty lucky considering I spent Monday night listening to the wind (all night) wondering how friendly the lollipop guild really is and why my dog would not be as useful as Toto.

Not everyone was so lucky. My sister lives right outside of New York City and they are still without power. People with generators are now finding it difficult to get gas. Flooding is still an issue in shore areas as well as the New York subway system. The insult to injury is the temperature. Baby it's getting cold outside.

I was greatly impressed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. When Fox News was badgering him about the presidential election he commented something along the lines of: "If you think at this time when my state is in an emergency I care about presidential politics then you don't know me."

Really that should be the forefront of every official on the East Coast. I'm not saying ignore the election but can we focus on what's important? People's homes, memories and even lives were taken. Yet you can't log into Facebook without every third post being a rip on a candidate.

I don't talk about politics. I keep my views private and personal. I've sat through long conversations with friends where I've agreed with them but stayed silent. In both politics and religion I think it should be a personal thing and not imposed on others. They are two emotional "hot buttons" in society. Thanks but no thanks.

I understand the passion involved in this election. I certainly don't envy either candidate. President of the United States has got to be the most horrendous job ever. In today's world you have to do the daunting task of fixing so many issues, juggling the vast spiderweb that is our government, while still having your personal life all over People Magazine. Then throw in occasional natural disasters or terrorist attacks to test your moral and emotional fiber. Good luck to both of you.

Gov. Christie, an outspoken Romney supporter, praised President Obama for how he has handle the disaster. He could put politics aside and acknowledge that his President stepped up to the challenge and focused on the people that need help.

I applaud everyone who is stepping up to help during this disaster. Even if I don't share your political views-good for you!!

And don't forget to vote.

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