The election is upon us, and I've had some time to reflect on how the folks here in Junebug Holler have approached the whole deal. See, on a national level, things have been pretty ugly. Sometimes, it goes that way around here, too. When Junior goes and does something stupid like falling asleep drunk in the thorn bushes outside the fire station, we'll give him plenty of grief about it. But we all love him anyway.
When Sarah Palin spends $150K on clothes or John Edwards spends $400 on a haircut, we might laugh and joke. However, we don't let that affect how we are going to vote. Just like Junior in the sticker bushes, it's all irrelevant in the end. So, Dickie Jensen delights in referring to Barack Obama as "Toby," but we know that, as dumb as he is, Dickie is more thoughtful than that.
I'd like to think that it's my influence on the unwashed masses of Junebug Holler that has produced this effect, but that's not quite true. Underneath all the silliness and drama, we're good folk here. Some will vote Obama. Some will vote McCain. When it's all over, we'll get together over some coffee and Denver omelets and discuss it as friends.
Here's to a fine, peaceful election,
Stevie Joe Parker