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This blog used to be about politics. Not so much anymore as I have worked through my fascination with that subject. It now seems appropriate that with a new president and the end of the Bush nightmare that I move on to new subjects that are more in line with my current interests. I may still occasionally express an opinion about political matters but for the most part I will be commenting on music, photography and personal observations. Thank you for reading.

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i was wrong
Every once in a while I like to fall on my own sword, just because I am reminded that at one point in time I was very very wrong about something.

I used to say, back in the good ol' days during the 2000 election that there wasn't that much difference between Bush and Gore.

That's right.. I said that.

I'm so sorry.

In hindsight, and I know that's a poor excuse, I now realize that all those people who pointed out that a competent politician with a slightly uneven track record of supporting liberal issues would be better than a complete boob who would turn our nation's government into a bumbling band of incompetent ideologues, were right all along.

I underestimated the republicans. I wrongly assumed that behind the scenes they would still put competent people into key position needed for good governance. That even though they voiced a horribly flawed view of government they would still act in the interests of the American people. I never thought they took all their own rhetoric seriously.

Again, I was wrong. I ask for your forgiveness.

I imagined that many many good hearted, smart people who call themselves republicans (and democrats) would moderate the more extreme visions of the Bush administration and would stand up to his more dunderheaded ideas.

I thought common sense would act as a buffer.

The Iraq invasion shook my faith in common sense. Not only could a politician be so blindingly wrong, he could get away with it by banking on partisan loyalty and fear.

But in my own self-defense, I wasn't so naive this last election. I was willing to pull behind Kerry, a man with a clue or two about how a government should be run, simply because I had seen the alternative. I wasn't a big fan of Kerry, a compromise candidate, but I was scared of another Bush term.

I was right about that. The second Bush term has been just as bad as the first, and there's still lots more to come...

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