The Sweetie Chronicles

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Sleepless Night and Barack Obama Bullshit


Last night was not pleasant. It was one of those nights where you have a headache from hell that just won't go away and your body will not let you sleep through it. At about 2 AM, I got up and retrieved an ice pack from the fridge, putting it over my forehead and my right eye. It helped a little bit, but I still was awake at 3 when I looked over at the clock last. I still have a headache this morning, despite the Excedrin last night and the Ibuprofen I took this morning. Rain moved into our area last night, and I think it's the pressure changes working its destruction against my sinuses or something. Either way, it hindered my work yesterday, and I just can't let it do the same today. I will just have to figure out how to ignore it and work through it. But for someone who loves to sleep as much as I do, a night of restlessness is torture.

My second theory about what could be causing the headaches is getting Barack Obama shoved down my throat. People can't stop talking about the Democratic Convention and he's all over TV, not to mention all of my favorite internet sites. Even People.com, my favorite guilty pleasure where I go every morning to read about the lives of the rich and famous, has gotten on board with the Obama train and pasted news of him and his wife all over the place. I actually did click on a story about his wife's speech at the convention yesterday. It was almost enough to make me puke.

Any politician's wife that says, "The Barack Obama I know today is the same man I fell in love with 19 years ago," is completely full of shit. No one stays the same over the course of 19 years. Hell, I'm different now than I was 2 years ago, much less 19. If nothing he's been through or experienced in the past 19 years of his life has made enough of an impact to change him, then he must be a very narrow minded individual. If she is planning to try to convince a nation that Barry Obama... oh excuse me, he's going by Barack since he started his campaign... is the only politician to ever resist the corruption that we see everyday in politics, she is fighting an impossible battle. Power corrupts. Politicians who get to a certain level are all corrupt. You'll have a hard time convincing me otherwise.

Her job at the convention is to represent her husband with style and to prove that he's a good, honest family man that deserves her respect, blah blah blah. It's all completely an act, just like with every other politician. That's the only way to get elected these days. She told some sappy story about how he drove her and their baby daughter home from the hospital 10 years ago "inching along at a snail's pace, peering anxiously at us in the rearview mirror, feeling the whole weight of her future in his hands..." Oh God, where's the toilet? People reports that during her speech, "Her voice caught with emotion and she sniffed several times." If you think that every bit of that, down to the sniff wasn't choreographed and planned, you are a fool.

At the end of her speech, their two daughters joined her on the stage, accompanied by a recording of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" (yuck), while Obama himself appeared via satellite. When they all said goodnight (in front of the entire convention and cameras and all), the two adorable daughters called out, "I love you, Daddy." How sweet and contrived. I am sure his daughters are sweet, but I'm not going to vote for him just because he has cute sweet daughters who love him.

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