Ok. As my pregnancy progresses to the point where kiddo could come any day now, I have found that I forget almost everything…
Last week I left my wallet in a restaurant. Something I have never ever done.
This week I mixed up my job schedule and got a call asking why I wasn’t working. I had written down the wrong date. Again something I have never done before.
But oddly enough, my political memory is still largely intact.
See, there are just some things I can’t forget about.
I remember, for example, when the vote to give Bush authority to go into Iraq was going on. I spent a few weeks emailing every single Senator and quite a few representatives asking them not to enter into the war.
That’s just one thing I remember.
And I also remember the few (barely handful) of politicos who stood up to the administration. Who actually had enough guts to either vote with their conscience or at least speak up honestly even if they were not part of our national legislature.
For me, this election is not about race, it’s not about gender.
It’s about remembering.