Tuesday, November 6, 2012
TASTE LIKE IT- SURE GLAD WE DIDN'T STEP IN IT
TASTE LIKE IT- SURE GLAD WE DIDN'T STEP IN IT: We couldn't have been older than five when we read this "Nancy and Sluggo" cartoon where they were running against each other for class president. The battle was heated and the rhetoric down and dirty. Nancy seemed a shoo-in.
But when the teacher counted the ballots she threw them all up in the air declaring, "It's a tie- everybody voted for themselves."
The final frame shows Nancy at the soda fountain buying ice cream for everyone in the class. The "captions" say:
Sluggo: " Nancy, how come you’re buying everyone ice cream?...you lost!"
Nancy: "Sluggo, you'll just never understand politics."
We thought "well, we don't get it either but, then, we're only five years old." Yet truth to tell, we think about Nancy and Sluggo and the soda fountain every election day and realize that we're just like Sluggo and don't understand politics either.
But we have learned one thing- the best food is always at the "victory" party, whether the candidate wins or loses.
So we're off to one such gathering tonight and hoping that even though out favorite candidate is not exactly a seasoned campaigner he does have lots of local political veterans on his team and, as always, they'll make sure there's "plenty local grinds" available.
After literally hundreds of political campaigns, as long as we live and we apparently remain a Sluggo- we'll never "get" politics, but that doesn't mean we won't enjoy the ice cream when it's served.