This is why I don’t like to talk politics

The day after Barack Obama announced Joe Biden as his running mate, I found myself involved in a conversation about his choice.

The person I was chatting with could have been a co-worker, an acquaintance, or a stranger on the street, it really doesn’t matter to the story so, in the name of anonymity, you can select whichever you prefer.

Anyway, this person says to me, quite contemptuously (about Joe Biden):

“That man looks more like a Republican than he does a Democrat.”

I walked away from the conversation at this point, shaking my head and thinking:

“Jesus! And your vote counts just as much as mine does.”

Nothing like having an informed opinion. Honestly! S/he doesn’t like him because he “looks like a Republican.”

Wow.

2 thoughts on “This is why I don’t like to talk politics

  1. You could have asked him/her/it what Palin looks like… besides of course, an incompetent, inexperience soccer mom who supports the extinction of polar bears and other northern creatures by allowing drilling in the far north of her state. :)

  2. I suppose I could have, but…
    This was before McCain had announced her as his running mate. In keeping with the spirit of shallow, meaningless opinions based purely on appearance which started this:
    She looks like a hot librarian.

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