I work for a newspaper. At my newspaper, I do a lot of work on the editorial page (I don't, however, have any decision making in the content — just so y'all don't start asking me why we endorsed Meis or why your letter didn't make it to print).
On a daily basis, I am inundated with politics — all day long, every week day. It's my job.
I like my job a lot. But this campaign season — on top of a lot of other things going on in my life this year — has dragged me down, down, down.
I'm utterly and completely disgusted with our political system, politicians on the state and federal level and ESPECIALLY with this presidential election.
Both presidential nominees can simultaneously kiss my ass and go suck it.
Having said that I feel that I must admit that I did watch the first presidential debate and I was planning on watching some of the vice presidential debate (that is until Palin's nasal voice and idiotic responses forces me to gouge my eardrums out with a dull chopstick), but I was only going to watch the debate after we were done watching Survivor tonight (because watching a schmaltzy reality show where they have scantily clad people running around with their junk out is always going to beat out politicians spouting our their nonsensical rhetoric).
But then this morning I became afraid that the second week of Survivor was going to be preempted by the debate. So I checked the listings.
Those in the know over at CBS had the good sense to push back their coverage of the vice-presidential debate until after their popular reality show.
And that's what I'm talking about, right there. Common sense. Fake "reality" TV trumps real reality. Awesome.