Sunday, October 05, 2008
I met my brokah's husband last week. I asked him to explain Republican politics to me. We drank coffee and he told me.
I'm not sure I picked the correct person to do this for me. A face-to-face meeting between peers who respect one another meant we were polite and agreeable. Ideas were shared. Questions asked.
I can read all I want about Republican theory, strategy, and history. I wanted to hear about what it meant to him to be part of a political party.
I learned more about civil discourse than I did partisan politics.
I'll keep trying.
This is the l-o-n-g-e-s-t political season ever. I'm exhausted.