I've stayed away from posting any political rants here, even though I'm a fairly (and by 'fairly' I mean 'colossally') opinionated person. I just wanted this to be a different sort of blog. Anyway, though I don't consider myself a member of any party, it probably wouldn't be difficult to figure out what side of the political fence I sit on if you read my blog. This election has disturbed me (lots of us, I know) beyond reason and I've been horrified at how the campaigns have been conducted; at the lies and misrepresentations told (and believed); at how the real issues have become so convoluted that they're barely recognizable anymore. Explaining this process to my 9-year-old in an objective manner (which I always try to do) has been unbelievably difficult.
HOWEVER (committment to avoiding political crap be damned), my friend Mel sent me this photo the other day and I burst out laughing. I'm not posting it to offend anyone (well, the conservatives out there, anyway)... I just think it's a riot. You do have to have read Harry Potter to understand it. If you haven't, trust me when I say that both comparisons are spot on (though I think the Umbridge/Palin reference is DISTURBINGLY apt)!!