The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2279899
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
05-Mar-08 - 01:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I took my 16-on-Friday son with me to the caucus tonight. I had trouble keeping him interested past an hour and a half, so I took him home (six blocks) while people were still signing in. I returned for the meeting, and am a senate district delegate. Our town split completely down the middle, numbers and demographically. Nearly 200 came back for the caucus. When I got back home and we watched some returns and got talking about it I could see he is interested, and I lit a bit of a fire under him telling him about our meeting. I think that tomorrow at school it might just be useful to him that he experienced part of it. The Democratic process isn't very tidy, but it is interesting. When he was complaining about the crowd and the heat, I pointed out to him that these people have been waiting eight years for someone to care about their vote, so they were more than willing to stand in line a few minutes longer and let the officials certify their signatures on the caucus forms.
I think that was the best part of this for me today, seeing that my son is familiar with the process, that he gets something more visceral than a classroom discussion.
I consider this remark entirely appropriate for the MOAB thread, by the way. We are talking politics, after all. It is a powerful component (at least it is something to be understood in the context of Dubya's operation, though he fouled the place so much his BS is bound for the toxic waste dump, not the compost.)