Been in kind of a news blackout the last couple days and just picked up dribs and drabs. I’ve tried to ignore the ever present details on the latest “Pailin-Around with extremists and fringers” episodes since the media always follows Sarah wherever she pops up. Easier said than done. Even staying away from news coverage, I found reminders. While in Kansas City at the landmark Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque with friends and what did I see? A large framed photo of Palin and McCain during a campaign stop there trying to appear to be “just plain old ordinary folksy folks blendin’ in with the locals enjoyin’ some BBQ dontcha know.” Blending in? Not so much! Rather than ruining the atmosphere the easy remedy was to simply move to another table, and soon enough we were back to enjoying a nice “hopey-changey” lunch with good friends.
Well, now I’m traveling on what Sarah would probably refer to as “socialist transportation,” what the rest of us call “Amtrak,” on my way to St. Louis. Will be back here later on….