I don’t often talk about politics, but after two weeks of conventions, people aren’t talking about much else.
Here’s a sampling of some of my Facebook friends’ status updates in the past couple weeks–
B___ wishes he could write hilarity like Palin has foreign policy experience because “she’s up there in Alaska which is right next to Russia!” Thank u Fox News.
J___ doesn’t understand why Palin’s situation is a “private family matter” but Bill Clinton’s situation wasn’t.
S___ wishes the Jews had a Pope so we could excommunicate Joe Lieberman.
K___ believes John McCain has punched at least one kitten in the face in his lifetime.
A___ agrees with everyone who thinks Sarah Palin is hot. Thank God for Google and jpegs. Go Obama/Biden!
F___ is pretty sure the GOP planted Juno and The Secret Life of the American Teenager to make Bristol Palin sympathetic.
F____ would like to know if Bristol Palin will go to the prom with him?
D___ is wondering if Sarah Palin knows that she really is just a gimmick and a puppet…
M___ is LET’S GO BLUE!!!
Notice a pattern? I didn’t filter this. There was not one comment in favor of the Republicans. (Although, admittedly, “LET’S GO BLUE!!!” is probably regarding a football team.)
My favorite is the one about planting Juno and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. This guy really thinks Karl Rove controls this business he works in? The one in which everyone he knows thinks exactly like him?
Now, I realize this is not a scientific study, but it’s still rather random. Most of these people work acquaintances, not “friends” in the sense that we have similar interests and tastes.
Adam Carolla talked about this very subject this morning. It’s not that there’s a blacklist or anything, but if you’re a Republican or conservative, you probably don’t mention it. It’s like if your boss is a Trojan fan– you probably wouldn’t wear a UCLA hat to work, right?
So, I keep quiet, discussing my political leanings only on my anonymous blog. Sigh.