It's time for a short political aside.
So, I was talking with my mom last night about the upcoming elections. She's traditionally voted Republican--she identifies most with Minnesota's Progressive Republican tradition. For this election, though, she is voting differently. She said that she, and many of her women friends who have voted Republican in the past, are supporting Obama. She's very disenchanted with the direction that the Republican party has gone, and with the choice of McCain & Palin in particular.
I've been enjoying Hathor's new comic, Mama Is, and in particular her views on Palin, white privilege, and family values. Lots of heated discussion going on in the comments section there.
But enough of all this serious stuff. I think humor says it better for the most part. You've got to read My Gal from The New Yorker. It is hilarious, especially if you have ever taught freshman composition (misplaced modifiers, run-on sentences, and terrible grammar galore!).
I don't know about you, but I was squirming in my seat when I watched Sarah Palin's interview with Katie Couric. If you haven't watched it, you really should. Then watch this SNL take on the Palin-Couric interview:
And this SNL classic with Palin and Clinton is also a scream!