Those of you that have been following my blog are aware that my boss is running for the NC House of Representatives. And as I have been helping him in that effort there has been absolutely no time available to wet a line and precious little time to devote to my artwork. Virtually every waking moment has been spent on politics and I've just about had enough of it. What a dirty enterprise it is.
I remember the days when individuals considering a run for elected office were fearful of the skeletons in their closets. I’m sure that that fear eliminated many potential candidates, and for some of them that was probably a good thing. I long for those days when a youthful indiscretion or a period of financial hardship was all that potential candidates had to fear. Times have changed.
Today’s candidates must fear much more. They must fear the lies that are told; the total fabrications and half truths that are pulled out of context from anything they have written or spoken in the past. All of us have seen this total disregard for the truth on display at the national level, but now it has reached the state and even local level.
The "win at all costs" philosophy has become the norm and it makes one wonder why anyone, no matter how noble their motives, would ever submit themselves to this stuff. On Tuesday night, November the 2nd, I'm going to take a very long shower.