The Other I

August 31, 2008

High-minded thoughts

Filed under: Political thoughts,Survival Strategies — theotheri @ 3:10 pm

I spent six hours on our roof yesterday finishing the cleaning job that hasn’t been done for decades.  Peter looked up at one point and said “I’m thinking about what I will say to the emergency services if you fall.”  Rather than concentrate on what an unmitigated disaster McCain’s running mate would be as a President, I concentrated on various options Peter would have should I fall from my elevated perch. 


  1. I told her not to do it but she insisted.  (Not exactly true.  He didn’t tell me not to do it because we have always agreed that my role as his wife does not include obedience, and he knew I was going to do it anyway.)
  2. I told her to be careful.  (True.  Repeatedly)
  3. Why is her neck twisted that way?
  4. You’d better come;  she’s just lying there not saying anything.
  5. She says she’s okay except for the broken back.

Well, it’s not a very entertaining list, I agree.  But it felt like the preferred option next to a McCain/Palin ticket.  Here in England, the papers are asking this morning if the choice was a brilliant move or a disastrous gamble.  I profoundly hope the latter.  She believes the world was created in seven days, is against abortion, for guns and the death penalty, and her political experience at home and abroad consists of 18 months as governor of Alaska after two terms as the mayor of Wasilla.

1 Comment »

  1. I hope before climbing on the roof you sent in your absentee ballot.


    Comment by djc1 — August 31, 2008 @ 4:46 pm | Reply

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