To my husband, who stayed up past 1 a.m. watching punditry: "I'm reading about how reform affects the consumer and I guess I just don't get it."
Husband: "Ask me! I know ALL about it, I understand it 100%. I would LOVE to explain it to you!"
To my husband, who is jumping up and down a little bit and has wide-open eyes: "It is 6:15 a.m. and I have to teach preschoolers and go on a field trip today, not to mention the grocery store. How about some other time"?
I'll tell you what my hope is - that folk will chill out a bit. The state of political discourse is terrifying, especially in these parts. Governance is messy but I've never seen such negativity...what,really, are people scared of? What is causing leaders to yell BABY KILLER and YOU LIE and whatever else? Why can I not go to a cocktail party and hear people talking about ideas or the weather, even? There is a fear out there, and though some have tried to name it, I'll not. I'm just trying to stay positive.