I just got back from the DFA meeting. Okay, I didn’t just get back — I had to feed the animals and myself before opening up the laptop. Anyway, the meeting was a good one. We’re planning for our march in the 4th of July parade and the t-shirts for the paraded were handed out. A lovely purple with the words “Obama for Change” on them. As for marching, I need to ice my feet just to prepare for it, much less after the parade when they’ll really be hurting..
Another fun thing about tonight’s meeting was the chance to meet and hear Howard Shanker speak. Running for Congressional District 1here in Arizona, he was impressive.
There’s another local candidate, Ann Kirkpatrick, that I like. I’ve known Ann for years so I am leaning towards her for the primary, but I also want a good, progressive candidate. Who would be more progressive? I think Ann would be good, but Howard may be better. Of course, one reason I like her is that I am playing identity politics with Ann. No, I don’t want to vote for her because she’s a woman, but because she is a born-and-bred Arizona gal. :There aren’t many of us at our age. Still, maybe I should be worried. Ann had gorgeous, long, curly hair and she’s turned her hair style into Republican Barbie. Maybe that’s a bad sign.
After Hair (Republican Barbie style):
If hair is a symbol of one’s politics, maybe Ann isn’t as progressive as I want her to be. Hmmm…you think I should go to one of her upcoming events and ask her about how she feels her politics align to her hair style? And if I do, do you think they’ll throw me out right then and there or wait politely until no one is looking?