Monday, January 5, 2009

Cynicism, Ohio

It's entirely likely that I am a horrible person. Yesterday I read about Barack Obama's plan to hold a "neighborhood ball." I'm sorry, but it reminded me very much of a feudal lord opening up his castle walls for a day to let the peasant farmers gambol about amongst their betters. Am I completely missing the message of inclusiveness and unity? Absolutely. Is a free party really the best thing to do with funds? That's a little doubtful. He's preaching to the choir - anyone who attends is already supportive. Will any of Washington's less-enamored residents attend? No. I'm dating one, and I know.

Okay, I'm missing the point. But tell me that wouldn't be a kickass political cartoon. Tell me.