Which is why I intend to volunteer for the Alan Keyes campaign for U.S. Senate.
Stop laughing, damn you.
He represents a fine choice for the people of
Maryland Illinois. After all, he brings a fresh perspective. Incredibly fresh. Totally untainted with any knowledge whatsoever of local issues, him.
There was a rally today in Arlington Heights, which I would have attended if I'd known about it earlier, since I could have stopped off at Ikea and Mitsuwa afterwards. The Associated Press (by way of the Guardian.co.uk) reports:
On Sunday, Keyes spent much of his speech discussing his love of Maryland and his deliberations over running in Illinois.
Keyes said he felt he should leave Maryland to ``defend the land of my spirit and my conscience and my heart.''
``If indeed that land is the state of Illinois, then I have lived in the Land of Lincoln all my life.'' he said.
I mean, I have no idea what the fuck that means, but isn't it stirring and inspirational?
Ok, no, it isn't, but the point is, I've been depressed as hell lately, and the idea of observing this campaign from the inside fills me with an enthusiasm I'd thought gone forever.
I mean, how often can you get in on the ground floor of a budding fiasco like this? 'tis a once in a lifetime opportunity, I think, and one I intend to embrace wholeheartedly.
And before you ask, no, I won't try to sabotage the campaign from the inside. Bringing coals to Newcastle, that'd be. . .
Update: Want to know more? Gapers Block asks the musical question, "What do you think of the Republicans tapping Alan Keyes to run for Senate?"
From a comment there and her recent entries, I see I'll have to discuss this pressing issue with Shasta MacNasty, among others. . .
Mind you, I need a better talking point than, "Obama is too liberal for the people of our state, unlike the guy who's never lived here."