I love the Handbasket™ because pushing and shoving are allowed. There is steady care for each other, but the basketeers (and often our readers) will question, skewer and lampoon in the most loving of ways. Wicker, you may say, sharpens wicker.
As is well known to any regular reader, the 2008 presidential election has been at the center of much discussion and nausea. The common theme has been that we have no good choices. The left is way too left and the right is lame and stupid. Choosing either seems almost treasonous. I, personally, have mounted a nationally ignored campaign to vote No in this election as a means of protest. While this has not been a complete wheel-spin at the Handbasket™ level, my fellow basketeers have fled the ranks only to firmly ensconce themselves as undecided. Bah!
In the end it seems that we’re all taking this election a bit more seriously as the day looms, and are yielding our angst to serious thought. We are, to borrow from Sowell, constrained by conscience to do the right thing. I will point to three things that have been particularly helpful in clarifying things for me.
I am going to vote for John McCain. I don’t think it is the right choice, but I do think it is the best choice.