Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A house divided can stand

For those of you who don't know, Team Botanical is a house divided. Each time there's an election -- be it a primary or a big one like yesterday -- Chip and I make it a point to get to the polls. We both like to keep up on politics and current issues, but when it comes down to it, we're really just performing our civic duty so we can cancel out the other's vote. Yep, we're all about the big picture.

Nevertheless, when Chip and I do get into political discussions -- usually after I quote something from "that leftist rag," Time magazine -- we remain respectful of one another's views. The key, I think, is that I'm a Democrat (a "Fem Dem," according to Chip's dad) mostly for social reasons, and Chip is a Republican mostly for tax reasons. We're willing to see both sides of the picture, and as long as Chip agrees with me on certain social issues and I agree with him about certain monetary issues, we're all good. Right in the middle, we are.

So, all of this respectful talk aside, I have to tell you ... it feels really good to win one for once.


  1. Hooray for Obama! My husband and I are divided as well. We are absentee voters, so when we were done filling out our ballots he says "You know that was totally pointless because we just canceled each other out." But I didn't care, regardless my vote was counted and I am happy to have supported Obama.

  2. A "fem dem". Classic. Gotta love Dos.

  3. My cousin said that in their neighborhood there was an Obama AND McCain sign in the yard. One had "His" under the name and the other had "Her's". I had to laugh. Sounds like that would be you guys too! ;-)

    I'm happy with the results of the election too.


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